10th Mu-43 salon competition - Environmental Portrait

Discussion in 'Contests and Challenges' started by scarbrd, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    What is an Environmental Portrait?

    It's a portrait that is taken in such a way that you communicate something about the subject rather than just taking their picture.

    Other than that, my personal take is that it is a portrait of a person, the person is aware they are being photographed, and the photographer has done some work with the subject to help capture something unique about the subject. Some will disagree with these, so I emphasize that this is my opinion about Environmental Photography.

    Annie Leibovitz is one that come to mind that is a master in environmental portraits.

    A good friend of mine, Robert Seale, is also a top notch environmental portrait photographer. Particularly for sports portraits.

    Here's a good link that goes into detail on what makes a good environmental portrait.

    Environmental Portrait Photography- Portrait Photogaphy

    Take a picture of someone and tell us a story through the pose, lighting, background, and surroundings.

    Good luck!
    Closing date: August 7th.

    Shots can be from your portfolio or taken specifically for the competition.

    Now for the Rules:

    1. Either take a picture that matches the nominated theme or select one from your portfolio. You must be the photographer that created the picture in order to enter it.

    2. Shots can be uploaded from any gallery, Mu43 or whatever is your preference.

    3. To enter your photo after uploading, copy the code in the Linked Image box and paste it into a reply to to this message. You can use the Quick Reply box at the bottom of this page.

    4. Only one entry per salon, please. If you want to withdraw an entry and replace it with another, that is OK, but you must make it clear in the post containing your replacement picture that this is what you intend doing.

    5. The decision of the curator at the end of the challenge is final - don't give him a hard time about it: this is just a friendly photo challenge, after all!

    6. The person who submitted the chosen picture will assume the responsibility of curator and as soon as possible post a message in a new thread in the Mu-43 Contests and Challenges forum, with details of the new theme. That opening message must include a copy of these instructions, which also double as the rules.

    7. The curator can't enter his or her own salon.

    8. Please, donĀ“t be shy...Participate and have fun.

    9. Each salon should be open for about two weeks.
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  2. sLorenzi

    sLorenzi Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 15, 2010
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  3. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Exactly like that! ;-)
  4. woof

    woof Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    The present.
    Moon Cradle

    Hope this hits the mark.


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  5. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX

    Let's see those awesome portrait images!!!!
  6. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
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    I have a concept; just have to execute it ...
  7. tanngrisnir3

    tanngrisnir3 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Oct 18, 2011
    I almost never, EVER take portraits, but if this was of some unknown guy at Mobius Arch, Alabama Hills, waiting for the sun to come up, before the pink light got on Mt. Whitney and the eastern wall.

    Shot from an old Panny FS7, .jpeg, before I had any clue whatsoever as to what I was doing.


    And then the others, as well.

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  8. acercanto

    acercanto Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    SW VA, USA
    As do I.

  9. dgorman47

    dgorman47 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 13, 2012
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  10. grantb

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  11. spatulaboy

    spatulaboy I'm not really here Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    North Carolina
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    Does this one qualify?

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/7640720972/" title="Bagel Model by Vincent-F-Tsai (Spatulaboy), on Flickr">[​IMG]"1024" height="768" alt="Bagel Model"></a>
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  12. scarbrd

    scarbrd Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 1, 2011
    Houston, TX
  13. Adubo

    Adubo SithLord Staff Member Subscribing Member

    Nov 4, 2010
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    This is one of the best genres of photography IMO. I like a certain kind of it (the "unromanticized" truth and candid) but eveything works for me!

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/aduu/7375558594/" title="Untitled by adubo., on Flickr">[​IMG]"640" height="480" alt="Untitled"></a>
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  14. scamper

    scamper Mu-43 Rookie

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
    Hello Kitty

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  15. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank Photo Enthusiast

    Jul 26, 2012
    San Jose, CA
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  16. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer Charter Member

    It was hard to choose.

    A mate from Germany got on this bike and the smile on his face was infectious. Snap! Done

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50527022@N02/7446818270/" title="Kilian by iconindustries, on Flickr">[​IMG]"680" height="1024" alt="Kilian"></a>
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  17. craftysnapper

    craftysnapper Mu-43 Regular

  18. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/65210518@N03/7424567412/" title="KS112103 by kaiwa_soyokaze, on Flickr">[​IMG]"800" height="600" alt="KS112103"></a>
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  19. rdearth53

    rdearth53 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 4, 2012
    Wadsworth, Ohio
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/70674885@N02/7440405168/" title="P6223682.jpg by rdearth53, on Flickr">[​IMG]"548" height="1024" alt="P6223682.jpg"></a>
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  20. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Paul - what equipment did you use with this picture? Love the colors and sharpness.

    Thank you.