What does it take to create a winning environmental portrait? That's what I had to consider when Joe Newman of DC Focused asked me to judge their Environmental Portrait Contest.
DC Focused members were asked to submit two photos, an environmental portrait and a traditional headshot.
An environmental portrait is distinguished by two elements — it is a traditional portrait and it includes clues from the environment that help us better understand the subject.
In this video, I talk more about what makes for a great environmental portrait. Of course, we also review the winning entry, the runner-up, and the honorable mentions.