There are lots of names for different portrait styles… let us make it easy for you:
(Click category below for details & examples)
Formal Portrait (with Studio Backdrop or in Environment): This is the head & shoulders, looking at the camera, dressed-up, studio lighted shot. ( note ‘head & shoulders’ or ‘full length’) In a formal portrait, decide if you want a plain/studio background or a simple portion of the environment as the background.
Environmental Portrait: No, it doesn’t mean we’re ‘going green’, it’s just a little more casual portrait style.We loosen-up a little and show even more of the environment around the subject—whether a board room, or a locker room—That’s an environmental portrait . Environmental portraits are great for newsletters, brochures, and places you want a more comfortable/relaxed feel.