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Old Jun 22, 2013, 6:19 PM   #1
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Default I don't consider myself a portrait photographer

But during an event today I did photograph two of my closest friends. I think these are good - what do you think?

Claire:



And Leslie:




Another one of Leslie - she's trying to make an announcement over a (very good) band we had playing.



I know they look alike in these photos but they really don't look that much alike in different views. They do both have red hair, though.

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Ted, More of candids than portraits
The first one is 'great' mainly because of the background and the natural way with her.

Leslie's are just plain fun. Background isn't the best
They both look like they've had a fine and fun day out.
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Yeah you're right - I should have said candids.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Yep, those are top notch candids. You caught them in perfectly natural, relaxed moments, where they were not even paying attention to the camera. Good timing. The results are very interesting candid captures and good exposure, focus, color, and contrast. You did good, Ted.
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Thanks, Steven. I think the reason I posted these is because I caught some photos of good friends, as I really see them. I don't have that happen very often.

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............because I caught some photos of good friends, as I really see them
It seems it doesn't happen often enough when we are out and about with friends and a camera.

As Ken and Steven said, fun photos right there and done well. Phoooey on the background, the laughs get the attention in these.
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Very good candids you made, the mood, enthusiasm is included in the pictures.
A more the well done and thank you for sharing them.
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I'm going to say shots 1 and 3 are effective candids. Shot 2 is less so - with eyes closed and the body position. The other 2 shots do a much better job of conveying personality. Personally, given it's the same subject, I would keep shot 3 and ditch shot 2.
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I'm going to say shots 1 and 3 are effective candids. Shot 2 is less so - with eyes closed and the body position. The other 2 shots do a much better job of conveying personality. Personally, given it's the same subject, I would keep shot 3 and ditch shot 2.
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Hey Ted

I like the shots and their even better as candid's and although getting a wee bit closer always helps. Taking portraits in those kinds of situations is always pretty tough and daunting and its not getting any easier to do!

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