You don’t have to spend a fortune on gear to be able to take gorgeous environmental portraits.
Environmental portraits differ from regular portraits in one key way. While regular portraits aim to capture just the person, environmental portraits aim to capture and tell a story about the person in the image. You can capture environmental portraits that tell a story about the persons job, or about their hobbies and likes. The possibilities are endless. Due to the story telling nature of environmental portraits a wider angle lens is needed so that you can capture the surroundings of the person in the image too. For environmental portraits you need a good 35mm or wider lens, but it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. After the break we’ll take a look at four relatively low cost lenses that will help you create gorgeous environmental portraits.