20th April 2003, 03:59 AM
hi anyone with knowledge in documentary photography knows
1. The difference between Casual and Formal portraits
2. What¡¦s an environmental portrait
20th April 2003, 12:35 PM
why dont u try set up your own definitions. then who knows something new may pop up
21st April 2003, 09:05 AM
i'd say they are useful categories which can be used or creatively challenged.
formal - deliberately set up, even posed
casual - a good shot of person/s, whom you didn't meet for the purpose of taking their portrait?
but many set-up shots (look at advertising) are designed to look 'casual'...
environmental - shows the environment which is related to the subject's life and reveals something more about it?