Portraits - Weekly Assignment

Portraits – Weekly Assignment

Over at the forums today in our assignments section we’ve announced that instead of a new assignment every day or two that we’ll try one per week. It will be announced on Wednesdays (US time – or Thursdays if you’re like me in Australia).

This week’s assignment is Portraits.

It’s fairly wide in scope and bounces off a series of posts that I’ve been writing here on the blog in our Portrait Category including:

So have a read of some of the above tutorials, grab your camera and spend some time this week practicing what you’re learning and sharing your results in the Portraits Assignment.

PS: the photos don’t have to be ‘new’ (you can post portraits from your archives) – although the point of assignments is to give you a topic to explore and improve your technique in – so post a few old shots but try adding some new ones too!

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Darren Rowse is the editor and founder of Digital Photography School and SnapnDeals. He lives in Melbourne Australia and is also the editor of the ProBlogger Blog Tips. Follow him on Instagram, on Twitter at @digitalPS or on Google+.

Some Older Comments

  • Marj Villarin August 23, 2013 11:18 am

    Creation date: June 9, 2013
    Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    Focal length: 163 mm
    Aperture: f/8
    Exposure time: 1/400 sec
    ISO speed rating: 400

  • Eugenia August 12, 2011 02:19 am


  • Hans Morales June 5, 2011 03:11 am

    I love it. Every detail of the the face is so noticeable and clear. Very expressionistic. :)

  • SamR March 11, 2011 05:45 am

    Portrait of my grandmother
    Here are the details:

    Creation date: 12/12/2010 19:08
    Camera: Canon EOS REBEL XTI
    Focal length: 55*mm
    Aperture: f/4
    Exposure time: 1/10 sec
    ISO speed rating: 800
    Program: Not defined
    Metering Mode: Average
    White Balance: Fluorescent
    Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/46009073@N02/5514981673/' title='My Grandmother' url='http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5011/5514981673_182944f0d0.jpg']

  • Mya November 20, 2010 10:30 am


  • shwetha January 28, 2010 08:36 am

    this is my 1st post. these were some random pictures i took.

    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/swetapprem/4282368117/' title='n500623103_1161917_7148' url='http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/4282368117_fd4f17f6fd_o.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/swetapprem/4260285826/' title='P1270548' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4260285826_6214fba00a.jpg']
    [eimg link='http://www.flickr.com/photos/swetapprem/2260384724/' title='P1170349' url='http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2172/2260384724_7d1892a57f.jpg']

  • James Scott November 29, 2008 10:05 am

    Not sure how to get involved in the weekly assignments.
    Hope you can help.