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Storytelling Challenge: Environmental portrait and headshot

For our July Challenge, we want you tell a story through at least two images of the same subject — one should be an environmental portrait and the other a headshot.

Your subject can be a friend, family member, local business owner or random stranger. However, you must create new images — nothing from the archives allowed.

The storytelling objective is to  put the subject in a setting that tells us a little bit about that person i.e. where they live, work or recreate.

Post your photos to our Facebook group by July 31 and we’ll pick up to five sets to feature on the blog and we’ll award the photographer of our favorite set $50. Please include no more than 200 words of text to describe your images.

As an example of this challenge, the photos on this post are of Stephen a disabled veteran I photographed for a story about his fight to win disability payments from the VA. Here’s some good tips on how to take environmental portraits.

Our guest judge this month will be Lynford Morton, founder of the Shutterbugs Excursions community and podcaster at Shutterbug Life.

All images © 2014 Joe Newman.

Multi-media story teller, non-profit do-gooder, international street photographer, serious poker player, intrepid traveler.

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