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Jul 12, 2019 22:17 |  #5311

Definitely keep the catchlights.


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Jul 13, 2019 09:41 |  #5312

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #18892750 (external link)
Definitely keep the catchlights.

Yup, always catchlights, to me, one of the most important aspects. People can look dead otherwise.


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Jul 13, 2019 13:42 |  #5313

navydoc wrote in post #18892743 (external link)
I cloned the catchlights out just to see how that would look...

yeah, my quick edit looked very similar...but I find myself second guessing my first reactions too much lately I gues.

ptcanon3ti wrote in post #18892750 (external link)
Definitely keep the catchlights.

Generally I love them and keep them...not sure why I thought more than 2 seconds about it.

windpig wrote in post #18892931 (external link)
Yup, always catchlights, to me, one of the most important aspects. People can look dead otherwise.

Agreed...


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Jul 14, 2019 15:53 as a reply to  @ post 18892725 |  #5314

Interesting . . . I can't say anything technical because all you studio shooters are way above my skill level. But I think it has a psychological problem: the subject looks uncomfortable. As if he felt obliged to pose so that the portrait would turn out to be "appropriate." If he would have felt at ease, you might have caught some of his personality in the photo. Which, hopefully, would have projected an image of some strength.

(I am reminded of a Pakistani proverb, "If you are trying to make an impression, that is the impression you will make.")




  
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Jul 14, 2019 17:23 |  #5315

unclejohn wrote in post #18893619 (external link)
Interesting . . . I can't say anything technical because all you studio shooters are way above my skill level. But I think it has a psychological problem: the subject looks uncomfortable. As if he felt obliged to pose so that the portrait would turn out to be "appropriate." If he would have felt at ease, you might have caught some of his personality in the photo. Which, hopefully, would have projected an image of some strength.

(I am reminded of a Pakistani proverb, "If you are trying to make an impression, that is the impression you will make.")

Funny thing...this fits his personality almost to a T...I have known him for quite a while and this is just him...and I have others with a crack of a smile but they actually look more uncomfortable for him...


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Jul 15, 2019 02:24 |  #5316

Does this count? Shot during theatrical performance of "Anything Goes"


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Jul 15, 2019 03:13 |  #5317


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Jul 15, 2019 05:11 |  #5318

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Jul 16, 2019 08:38 |  #5319

Pistola's daughters

In trying to learn to take better photos, I'm trying to learn to understand what I want my photos to do. It is not technical perfection (though I do the best I can), nor is it beauty (though I love it when it comes across). I think I am a storyteller, a photojournalist at heart. All my photos are stories, even though what the story is may not be visible to the viewer.

In portraits, that means that I want to show my subjects as living, breathing, farting (men only) beings. That their photos show something about their character. My only technique is to treat them with respect and try to make them feel at ease. Here is an example of what I like. Each one of these girls is reacting to my taking a picture of them, each one in her own different way.

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I almost never do anything to try to influence how my subjects pose. Thre are some exceptions . . .

On this occasion I was at the front desk with two others talking about literature, in my case haiku poetry. One of the others was droning on and on and on. These girls were starting to make faces like, "Will he ever stop?" I thought that it was improper, but what could I do without hurting anybody's feelings? I stuck my tongue out at them. That broke the bad spell. My long-winded friend never did figure out why the students all of a sudden started laughing in the middle of his serious presentation.

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Jul 16, 2019 22:20 |  #5320

This is Chelsea's first time at a photo shoot. What a beautiful spirit!


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Jul 16, 2019 22:30 |  #5321

Chelsea again


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Jul 17, 2019 05:54 |  #5322

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Jul 17, 2019 06:02 |  #5323

Mother and Daughter


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Jul 18, 2019 09:10 as a reply to  @ unclejohn's post |  #5325

The reason I posted these was in a hope that somebody would tell us of their ideas of photography as an art (as opposed to a craft). Nobody take the bait?




  
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