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Nov 13, 2013 18:56 |  #16

Funnily enough, i was thinking about doing it all in b&w at one point. Maybe i will stick to that, thx!! :)

I just love the lovely soft pastel blobs of colours in the bokeh that the 85L can produce :)


Then again, if someone catches my eye because they have pink hair......



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Nov 13, 2013 19:16 |  #17

I like it in B+W too. I would just go at it one by one. A young lady won't look as defined as an older gentleman in B+W lol


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Nov 13, 2013 19:18 |  #18

Yeah, there is that; women don't necessarily want to have interesting texture lol



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Nov 26, 2013 15:34 |  #19

Great shots and nice one for going back to the first guy with food etc. out of curiosity what do you say when you approach a stranger for this purpose? I've often wondered what people say in the 100 stranger projects , like is it a set script you stick to at first?


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Nov 26, 2013 15:44 |  #20

Pretty much -- something along the lines of "Hi there, sorry to bother you but I'd love to take your picture for a photography project I'm working on".

Or if there's something specific that caught your eye then "Hi there, sorry to bother you but I really like your hat/scarff/etc and I'd love to take your picture for a photography project I'm working on"

Some say "YES!" straight away (like #10 did). Some ask what the project is, which leads to a conversation about it and then they say yes. Some say no straight away and that's fine.

tbh, I don't think it really matters what you say, but having an idea of what your going to say before you say it helps with the self confidence.



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Nov 26, 2013 15:46 |  #21

Scary! But thanks for the info. May try it one day


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Nov 26, 2013 15:49 |  #22

It is terrifying, but each person you ask it gets a little easier,

But it's not like it just becomes no issue after the first couple. I've done 10 and I'm still seeing people I'd like to ask, but wimping out -- I'm in a rush / they look in a rush / they don't look quite right / the background here isn't right / I have the wrong lens with me today; any number of little justifications you give yourself, but really, it's just hard to work up the confidence in the tiny window of oportunity you have as you pass someone on the steet.

Most of the people I've asked i've walked past 2 or 3 times before I've worked up the courage. Everyone that has said yes (10/12 people I've asked) has been reasonably enthusiastic though. It's starting to dawn on me that most people are actually happy to be asked.



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Nov 26, 2013 16:39 |  #23

didn't read all the posts so I may be repeating...I really like the picture and can see why the beard caught your attention...I would like to see a bit more light in his eyes to really make this really nice picture even better. I think your 100 stranger idea is a good one and have to believe it will improve your picture taking and self confidence...keep posting




  
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Nov 26, 2013 16:43 |  #24

Thanks! I did; there's a stranger #10 somewhere on here :)



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