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Old Jan 29, 2010, 9:57 AM   #1
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Here are some pictures I snapped of guys in my old unit. Feel free to tell me your thoughts on what was good or could have been done better. Or just comment on whatever if you like. Thanks!



















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eye contact, the 3rd and 5th you had it a and it tells you something about what the person was think in a way.
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eye contact, the 3rd and 5th you had it a and it tells you something about what the person was think in a way.
I appreciate all these comments about "eye contact," on the other hand, I believe that there is to Much emphasis on this, as the be all and end all of shooting people. Each potential shot and situation is different. And if your shooting someone reading a book, what the heck is all this stuff about eye contact? Dave
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A good point. What if you are attempting to capture a candid picture of an individual? Is eye contact necessary then?
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A good point. What if you are attempting to capture a candid picture of an individual? Is eye contact necessary then?
Eye contact is nice. Shades, eyes, whatever - Capturing the individual. But let us not confuse "Portraiture" with generic people photography. In portraiture, eye contact is almost mandatory - In the more expansive photography of shooting people, it's not.

If you take a look at Henri Cartier Bressons work (which you really should if your serious about this aspect of photography) then he both uses and does Not use eye contact. On this board right now jgredine has started a thread called, "Capture a Stranger." The man is good, you can take a look at this on-going thread.

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