Candid Portraits

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  1. Felix 222

    Felix 222 TPF Noob!

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    Please give me your opinion as to what photo your prefer most. I'm just having too much trouble choosing. :/

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  2. fokker

    fokker No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    #2 is the best one, but none of them are very good to tell you the truth. None of them show his face, and they are all a bit underexposed.
     
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    I totally love the idea behind the pics. I get the perspective you were thinking. Quality of the photos I can't comment on, though. I'm pretty new.

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    I would have exposed it slightly more, and gotten in closer\zoomed in on the man, if not keep up the good work
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    What a great location for using a couple/three speedlights OCF!

    I agree with Fokker, no eyes, no face, can't be called a portrait.

    Candid portraits, is an oxymoron, IMO. ;)

    I prefer the vertical format for the composition, like #2 but wish the vertical format shots had included his feet.

    It's also to bad he was right up against the wall
     
  6. Felix 222

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    oh well, i tried my best! i know they're all under exposed, but that was my intention. the man was playing in an unusual place: a dark, graffiti covered tunnel in the marine headlands. for this reason, i tried employing a "dark" or "mysterious" effect of some sort. oh well, i did my best with my 18-200mm 3.5-5.6. i guess you could say my experiment was a shot in the dark.

    to give a better idea of where he's playing:

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  7. Bitter Jeweler

    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Oooh! I like that last image.
     
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    I think the fact that you cannot see his face makes the photos more intriguing. You want to know who the man is and why he is playing what looks like a Native American Flute(?). I think it makes the photo more interesting, IMO. Not every photo has to have all of the person's face in it - even though there is only part of it, it gives you an idea of the man and his position against the wall, as referenced by KmH, really captures his demeanor.

    I personally really like them :)
     
  9. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Why didn't you say they were intended to be underexposed? And that you were "employing a "dark" or "mysterious" effect?"

    It all makes sense now:

    Wow, great pixs Felix222.
     
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    I really love how you cant see his face in #3 but the face on the wall is looking at you. jmho as a noob! :)
     

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