Portrait Photography: Documentary/ Photo-Journalism.


Through the use of photoshop, I have been able to capture the emotion behind this picture. The self expression of the subject of focus demonstrates his passion for what he does. The colourful nature of this picture represents life in street performance.

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I was inspired to undertake an adventurous process of creating a documentary focusing on what a day in Cambridge looks like. Using different perspectives, I aimed at creating significant representations of people and how they make a living. Focusing on the themes: ‘Dignity in labour’, relaxation and leisure, I was able to show the extent people to which people work to live decent lives. In order to express the emotions of the environment, I made use of Matrix and Spot metering; creating a balance between light and dark areas as well as a good exposure of selected focus points. In order to extract more detail in the photographs, I made use of slow shutter speeds, showing how expressive and powerful ambient light can be utilized; this created unity and harmony in the composition of the pictures.

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