As photographers, we are visual storytellers. Capturing emotion and authenticity of the characters within your stories is paramount to developing connection between your audience and subject. Environmental portraiture as the name suggests is all about capturing characters in their natural environment.
Whether that be in their workplace: a chef in their kitchen, a mechanic in the shop, a logger in the forest, a guide in the mountains or someone's place of passion: a climber on a peak, a hiker on trail or at a viewpoint, a mountain biker at the bottom of some epic single track, a surfer in the ocean etc. As photographers we’re surrounded by endless characters and endless stories - it’s your job to get out and seek them. Capturing someone’s raw authenticity, their joy, their passion or life’s work is a beautiful honor. Doing it well is an art. Regardless of the portfolio you’re building, well thought out portraits add an authentic and intimate aspect to your work opening a whole new world for you to convey good stories. For this assignment get out and take an environmental portrait.