Introspection – Self Portraits

6. Introspection

Now it’s time to make your first self-portraits. In some ways, this will be easier than your previous portraiture assignment, and in some, it will be harder. Part of the challenge will come into play as you attempt to assess what will express your own personality to others. It’s time to think outside of your own perceptions and be candid with yourself about what makes you tick and how you come across to others – especially how to express that visually to complete strangers who may view the photograph. Again, as with your previous portraiture assignment, this process may be augmented through clothing, props, surroundings, lighting, posing, expression, etc., but at its core, these should be portraits of your true, inner self as you believe that should best be expressed. The final product should be five different portraits taken on five different days (The portraits should have different lighting, setting, prop, wardrobe, etc. Don’t just move from one room to the next. You’ll be graded on your effort as well as your image and presentation).

Tip: Dare to be vulnerable. Tell us something about you that we don’t know.

This assignment is for Digital Photography course (ART 2060) at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah taught by Alex Chamberlain in the Fall of 2015.

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