Environmental portraiture: your brief for the July Clique Challenge

Theme: Environmental Portraiture
Deadline: Monday, July 24 at 12 noon AEST

Our July Challenge theme is “Environmental Portraiture”.

Environmental portraiture is a ​portrait that includes the subject’s surrounding environment. This type of portraiture aims to provide clues to a person’s tastes, hobbies, job or background. Whether this is photographing an artist in their studio, or of a farmer amongst their livestock on a farm.

Your entry can feature more than one subject. Choose your portrait subject/s wisely and shoot with the intention of creating a frame that adds depth to the subject.

Take some inspiration from Fairfax photographers and the archives of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age. Environmental portraits are a great way to give our readers insight into who and what a story is about.

The winner of the July Challenge will receive the following prizes:

  • Adobe: A 12-month subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan.
  • Momento Photo Books: A $100 voucher.
  • PosterCandy: A custom poster.
  • Tulloch Wines: A $100 bottle of wine.
  • Fairfax Photographic: A portfolio review by a Fairfax Media photographer from The Sydney Morning Herald or The Age.
  • Fairfax Syndication: A framed 16×20 inch print of your winning photo or a photo from the Fairfax Syndication archive

How to enter

Firstly, make sure you're logged into your Clique account.

  • You can enter a maximum of one entry per Challenge.
  • Your image must be under 100MB, 300 dpi and in JPEG form to upload successfully.
  • Entries for the Clique monthly Challenges in 2017 must have been made in 2017 (on or after January 1, 2017).
  • Late entries will not be accepted.
  • A limited amount of image post-processing is allowed, but images having excessive “manipulation” (in the opinion of the judge/s) may be scored down.

Tag your entries on Instagram with #learnshootshare