Self-Portrait and Famous Person
The objective is to create a nice portrait of yourself that expresses something about you. The photograph must be taken INDOORS and WITHOUT FLASH.
á Give information about yourself. An environmental portrait is okay but not required. Be expressive.
á Self-timer and tripod suggested, though a long cable release will also work.
á With a tripod a slow shutter speeds will work.
á May use a mirror.
á Be careful with your focus. You may be shooting with a wide f-stop so your depth of field will be rather small. It is helpful to have someone stand in for you, or set up a prop to focus on where your face will be.
á Try several types of shots.
á Pay attention to lighting and compositionÑbe careful of sharp lines in the background.
In this assignment you must shoot a portrait of someone who has had media attention but is not affiliated with BU. Examples are writers, politicians, professional athletes, musicians, etc. A story must have been published on this person.
á Compose a nice portraitÑtry to control the background.
á Get the subject to look at the camera.
á Research access issues if you are photographing at an event. In some situations you need permission to photograph, so plan ahead.
á Proper use of flash allowed.
Turn in four images. Two self-portraits shot indoors and without flash, and two portraits of a famous person.