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Old Jan 13, 2007, 1:51 AM   #1
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Hi.

Hardly anyone in this group shows real portraits of humans, why is that?
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 2:53 AM   #2
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Charming girl. The answer to your question may be we are attracted moreto what is happening around us than ourselves.
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Old Jan 13, 2007, 2:33 PM   #3
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Very nice protrait. Here is one of mine. donna
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Old Jan 15, 2007, 1:29 AM   #4
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Nice Donna, good moment, interesting light, I find the background a little distracting though.

Ragu, thanks for your reaction. Could be that your'e right. One poster even showeda photo series from Bombay, a multimillion city, but completely depopulated in his photos.......
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Old Jan 15, 2007, 8:22 PM   #5
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Ver nice photo of a very nice girl but..........................

...........a tight head shot does not make it a "real" portrait. A "real" portrait would not have hair in the face or over the bridge f the nose and would be at a slight higher level so as not to look into nostrals.........

...........but still a very nice portrait !

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Old Jan 16, 2007, 4:49 AM   #6
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You could right Bill. But IMHO, if photography was all about rules, I wouldn't enjoy it as much as I do now. I'd rather shoot spontanaous pictures in stead of thinking about all te rules.

What I like about the picture is that I can see some-one in the eyes of the girl.

Looks very good to me!

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Old Jan 16, 2007, 5:13 AM   #7
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Well said Rudo

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 11:35 AM   #8
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Hi Yogi

Thats a good portrait - not sure why theres not too many portraits. I know my hick up - and thats getting so close and in someones face! Hwoever, there's been some really good portraits posted just need to dig them out.

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 12:00 PM   #9
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Rudo

I have no objections about the photo. My slight objection was in the taker calling it a "real portrait" implying that other photos that may include a person or group though not posed are not"real portraits"

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 12:42 PM   #10
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Hi all,

thank you for your comments and reactions.

Bill, I used theterm 'real portrait' as opposed to 'candid portrait', where the victim isn't aware that he/she is being registered photographically.I believe that Lumix FZ-users have a tendency to snipe because of the magnificent zoom, andthattherefore the so-called normal photography is a little under-represented!


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