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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Funny how in our lives we fail to make the shots we should have, or never get the chance to make those we would like to so:


    tell me this... if you could do it now... living or dead.... whose portrait would you most like to make. You might want to descibe how you would do it.
     
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    ooohh...good thread!

    i know i should say the first answer that popped into my mind...( Jesus Christ)... but i just think there is a reason we dont know what he really looks like....cause he looks like all of us...
    but i think the next best, i would love to have captured the look on simon peters face, after the rooster crowed, and he realized what he had done..

    that would capture all the guilt, sadness, and disgust a human carries with them over things in their lives....it would be a great heartwrenching shot...

    and if i can be greedy....one more....the look on roosevelts face when he heard the news of pearl harbor... maybe a shot an hour before it happened..then 50 shots the hour he heard..... i bet that would bring you to your knees.....
     
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    Wow way heavy there lady.... I was thinking ronald mcdonald
     
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    There's a girl who works out at the gym I go to, and she is simply stunning. I don't think she takes steroids, just is incredibly built up and strong as a bull. In a good way, not a muscle-man kind of way. I'm not much into portraiture, but if I were ever gonna give it a go it would be with her, with B&W film and dramatic studio lighting.

    She has straight black hair, beautiful skin tone, and has these superlong fingernails. She kind of intimidates me, really - but wow, does she look photogenic! :thumbup:

    And yeah, this is what I think about while suffering through my crunches. :lol:
     
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    And what gym is that again.
     
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    Hitler in his bunker just before he killed himself. I'd have a portrait shot with him taking up the bottom half sitting in a chair facing towards camera desk behind and bare wall. I don't know what his face would be like, does anybody? Thats what would make it intersting.
     
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    yo daniel... i thought of him, too... that would have been a killer shot....your right!!
     
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    I just cant think of anything light hearted to say about Hitler... Now Charlie Chaplin in the great dictator I can.
     
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    I think that some of the best portraits would be of people who bring great emotion to people and hitler is definately one of those figures. It would also be fascinating to see the uncensored real person in his hour of failure.
     
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    I absolutely agree... REAL portraits are about emotion in the people you shoot. It is a lot harder to do than make a pretty picture.
     
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    I couldn't really think of anyone famous that hasn't already been captured but I kept coming back to real people ...

    The mother's face when her child stepped on the airplane to go serve his country: the pride, worry, fear, hope, emptiness

    The father's face at the precise moment he kisses his baby's head for the first time: the wonder, love, awe, fear

    The person who just realized they're in love: the shock, horror, joy, fear and giddiness


    Okay ... so I'm in a freak mood today ... these are just spot seconds in time I'd love to be able to capture without being noticed.
     
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    For me, I planned to shoot my mother and father as a couple one christmas. I had the plans made to carry them to the studio before we opened presents. Dad died that halloween. I could kick my butt for waiting till it was convenient. The lost is felt everytime i think of it.
     

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