When I stated planning this class over the summer, I really wanted to have you take portraits with an infinite background.  We have a couple of challenges…. The first being that we are at a middle school and not a professional studio.  The second, we have cameras that have manual settings, but we don’t have professional lighting.  After a lot of playing around and doing some (some = a lot) of youtube watching, I think I have it figured out.

There a few terms that you will need to become familiar with before you can start this project. The terms are ISO, Shutter Speed, and F-Stop.  These are the 3 settings that we can control on the cameras we have available to us.

Use the link HERE to define the terms I listed above.

I will give you a quick tutorial on how I took my photos based on my research, but I want most of this to be trial and error by you.  This will be a “team” effort for sure.

Your post needs to include:

  • Explain the process you used to take your photos and edit your photos.  Camera settings, lighting direction, distance from background.
  • What worked? 
  • What didn’t? 
  • A photo of you (with logo)
  • A photo you took (with logo)
  • An active link to a Google Photos Album that includes a photo of each person in your group.
  • The post category will be “Portraits“.

Below are some of the pictures I messed around with while working through this.  I am still learning and want to continue to learn during this project. Be serious, be artsy, goof around, and just keep trying.


Examples of poses for men: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/12/26/portrait-posing-basics-18-failproof-portrait-poses-men/

Examples of poses for women: https://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/12/22/portrait-photo-basics-25-failproof-portrait-poses-women/