ASSIGNMENT: The Portrait

Due on the server by 3 p.m. on Friday, October 4, is a portrait of someone who is of interest to the campus population.

This is a situation you completely control – the who, the where, how they pose, what they wear, etc. You want this image to tell us something about them, so think critically about what’s in the frame. This is not a mug shot – it may be head and shoulders, it may be full body length, but make sure the photo tells a story on its own.

Think about the relationship between the foreground and the background. Do you want to push it together? Pull it apart? How do they fit into the space you’ve chosen?

What props or space do you include? Where is the light coming from and does it reflect the mood you want to infer?

Most importantly – does it tell a story?

Don’t forget captions on these.

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