5 Tips for Environmental Portraits, with Alison Wright


Documentary photographer Alison Wright shares five tips for photographing people. In this video, she discusses how she tries to capture the essence of who and where they are, and what they do, in an effort to tell their story.

What are your tips for creating successful environmental portraits? Share them with us in the Comments section, below.



I actually shot my first Environmental Portrait yesterday. Really enjoy this. You do need to communicate well finding out about your subjects likes and specialties they may have. 
 And definitely have your camera ready as Alison mentioned.

Charles, it sounds like you're heading in the right direction. For more inspiration, check out the work of portrait photographers like Arnold Newman, Yousuf Karsh, Diane Arbus, and Philippe Halsman. You can also find interviews with them on the Web, which we think will also add some fuel to your fire. Thanks for watching!