A few photos of my friend

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This guy started out as my intern about a year ago, but over that time we've become great friends. We were out scouting a location yesterday, and I snapped a few shots in order to test the lighting and get a feel for the location. I ended up deciding on a different location for the shoot I was scouting for, but I definitely plan to save this location for something else.

Sorry, I know they're all practically the same crop/ pose/ expression. I wasn't feeling very creative or feeling like I wanted to pose him, I just wanted to get a sense of the location before deciding to use it for the upcoming shoot. Either way, I like these photos of my friend and thought I'd share them. Critique is welcome.

All captured in natural light with no modifiers.
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Very crisp clean, love the gorgeous blur. Nice colors I like the darker fall vibe. The quality of the pictures is what I hope to learn how to do. I would die to get that blur. lol I'm very new at this but your pics have some nice qualities
 

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The Emperor's New Clothes
 

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Those looks great, especially for test photos! :)

That is a BIG nose ring!:aiwebs_016:
 
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Very crisp clean, love the gorgeous blur. Nice colors I like the darker fall vibe. The quality of the pictures is what I hope to learn how to do. I would die to get that blur. lol I'm very new at this but your pics have some nice qualities
Thank you! The blur is an effect of using a telephoto focal length lens with a fast aperture (I use a 135mm f/2 prime lens). The lens renders background blur quite nicely. You could also get a similar look with an 85mm f/1.8 lens. The lens doesn't really play much role in the quality of the photo though; what matters is lighting and focus.
 

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Nice photos, i'm drawn to the second one.
Love the beard.
 

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Great light , nice clean images , great bokeh . I would kill for a location like your first one , man cool .
 
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Great light , nice clean images , great bokeh . I would kill for a location like your first one , man cool .
Thank you. The location is a big park in Southeast Portland Oregon called Laurelhurst Park.
 

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good bokeh ........ but that nose ring
 

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great work as usual. It's almost like you know what youre doing.

Wish his expression was a little better in some of these.
 

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Beautiful work, as always, Dan. You're a master with natural light and the casual pose.
 

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