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  1. neogfx

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    From two recent studio shoots.
    Some of these will be heading to my portfolio so let me know what you like, what you don't like etc.
    Cheers.

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    Image 5 is Jem Southam. He is one of the top landscape photographers in the UK at the moment, and I am lucky enough to have him as a tutor on my University degree course.
     
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    It happens that number 5 is my favorite. The photograph makes him look so interesting, I imagine he is.
    I like high contrast myself but number 11, ebing as awesome as it is, his finger that is pointing blends in with his face. Or course, it doesn't kill itthough because I get the point but I'm just sayin. LOL
     
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    He is very interesting, great guy. The amount of hilarious stories he tells us about what happens to him on some of his photographic excursions.
    Thanks for the comments, I may try and burn that finger in a little, see what I come up with.
     
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    Bump

    Comments anyone?
     
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    Is that a red mole on his forehead? Sorry, it is distracting to me. Maybe you can tone down the color of it in PS. Other then that I like the poses and #9 is my favorite.
     
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    Nah he got hit by something the previous night after leaving the pub. lol
    I'll clone it out later, thanks for pointing it out, hadn't even noticed.
    I like #9 myself, and #8. I try and steer clear from the traditional portrait pose when I do my portraiture. I find it dull and uninspiring.
     
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    Wow, so many views but only two responses?
     
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    I like number 6. The use of light really creates a great solemn mood for me. Is he a solemn guy? Do you know your models? Do you get to know them first? What is your intent when you take someone's photograph? (Sorry if this is a lot of questions. As a portrait photographer, I get curious!)

    #4...I wish that apple were greener to contrast with his red shirt.

    There's a lot of images here. You could edit down even more. I'd choose 1, 6 and 13 as my top 3. Good use of lighting.

    #11 looks a little blown out on the left side but I like the idea of that exagerated expression quite a bit!
     
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    lol number 6 is me. :) I'm not solemn, but I am quite pensive, I think a lot.
    I know all of these people personally. When I shoot people I don't know I try to get to know them a little first. When I photograph people I try to capture at least an essence of their personality.
    I also prefer exaggerated stances like #11 because 1)it aids in portraying a character, and 2)I damn hate traditional posed portraits, I like something a bit more conceptual, contemporary, and basically interesting.
    #11 I upped the contrast quite a bit, I wanted a really punchy in your face exposure to add to the pose and expression in the image. I actually really like it, but I know it won't be to everyone's tastes.

    And I never mind questions about my work, so fire away.
     
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    Ah ha! Well that could be why this is such a strong image! Well done and pensive is also a better word than solemn. I'd love to see portraits of people you do not know so well and see how you capture that essence. Genuinely curious!
     

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