Author Archive | Scott R. Kline

Read the Room

In a recent article in PDN, Eric Ogden said that placing a subject in an environment draws them out. I think this is definitely true. Especially if they are in their own home or another familiar place where they can feel comfortable. I also, think that a good environmental portrait incorporates the space it the […]

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10 Favorite Photos from 2011

This collection contains my favorite photos that I created in 2011.  These are presented in no particular order and is really not a top 10. With each photo I mastered a new technique or idea, got a revelation, or got to work with a fascinating person.   In most cases, it was all three. There are […]

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The Little Black Dress

I’m not sure when I first became aware of the little black dress. Probably in puberty when I started noticing girls and saw a rerun of Breakfast at Tiffany’s with Audrey Hepburn in her Givenchy dress.  I recently took a fashion photography class. When trying to come up with a concept, I did what I […]

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What is a Portrait?

I am always wrestling with the idea of what constitutes a portrait. Wikipedia defines a portrait as “a painting, photograph, sculpture, or other artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression is predominant. The intent is to display the likeness, personality, and even the mood of the person. For this reason, […]

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The Burning (Man) Question

A lot of friends and acquaintances get that sideways head tilt, like the RCA dog, when the subject of Burning Man comes up. “Isn’t it just drugs and naked people?” “No money, so you have to trade for everything, right?” “It’s very dusty isn’t it?” Yes. No. Yes. But those questions miss the point. Burning […]

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