Whitney Hayward is a senior at MU, double-majoring in journalism and Japanese. One of her favorite hobbies is crocheting; she learned the skill from her grandmother.
Whitney Hayward studied abroad in Japan for an entire year. She was living in the country when the tsunami struck, and her family had arrived in Japan to visit her. Fortunately, she and her family remained safe.
We’ve all seen them… mind-numbing, movement-stilling photos of people, either staring into the camera or away, a quiet and enigmatic expression on their face. The background is usually a white or dramatic black. Their faces may be entirely illuminated, or only partially lit.
Oh yes, we’re talking about portraits.
This week’s assignment was for a pair of classmates to take turns in the photo studio, making a portrait of each other.
In order for the portrait to be most effective, I had to learn more about my classmate. This way I would be able to properly convey her personality and character.
Luckily for me, I got an awesome and interesting classmate. Whitney is a senior at MU, almost finished with her double major: Journalism and Japanese. She studied abroad in Japan for a year. In her free time, she crochets.
This was the first time I had ever attempted to take a more journalistic portrait. I take portraits all time at work; but those are more of the web directory type.
I have little experience with lighting; only enough to make the year-book type mug shot I mentioned earlier.