Join Chris Orwig for an in-depth discussion in this video Challenge: Person in place, part of 5-Day Photo Challenge: Portraiture.
- Alright, are you ready for challenge number two? This one is going to be fun. This challenge is all about working with architecture, it's about photographing a person in a place. Let me show you a few of my photographs which illustrate this challenge and how you can position a person inside of a frame. This first image is from one of my previous courses where I photographed Jared Mason on location in New York City. And you can see in this image that he's framed perfectly by the Brooklyn Bridge. This next photograph is of an artist standing in front of a window, and next we have a photograph of an architect in his studio, and last but not least a photograph from one of my other courses where I interviewed Rodney Smith at his home in New York.
And here you can see Rodney pictured, framed inside of the door which leads to his kitchen. And the reason why I wanted to show you these photographs was to get your creative juices flowing, to get you to begin to think about how you can use architectural space and how you can position a subject not in front of but within that space. Now this challenge has a few parts to it. The first part is to find a location, right? You may be thinking to yourself "Well there really isn't anything architecturally interesting where I live." Well I don't believe it. There's always something interesting that you can use.
Perhaps you live in maybe suburbia and you can find a white stucco wall, green grass and a red fire hydrant. You can position the person at the intersection of those three things or whatever it is. Basicly what I want you to do is use architecture and space and capture a portrait of a person in that space in a curious and creative way. Alright, after you've captured your images be sure to post it online. Use that hashtag, that one is #5DayPhoto. Be sure to post it there so we can check out your work and also be sure to come back to the next movie where i'll share with you my solution to this challenge.
Alright, good luck and happy shooting.
Remember to share your results on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #5DayPhoto.