Portraits

June 20, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This was the blog that was supposed to be arriving very quickly after the last one and unexpectedly life events took over which delayed it. Apologies for that. 

This is about a portrait session that I did a couple of months ago now but have just got the sitter's permission to post his pictures. 

I like this set of photos and will be using two, to enter into a competition in London. The subject is not young and he has one of those faces that are a must to photograph. 

Above is the straight portrait, taken while he was chatting, after the official session. It's always good to keep taking pictures after the posing is done because these are the far more natural photos. 

I really like the next picture posed or not. Amongst his favourite possessions the wooden carving of a devi from Bali, the wooden carved door and the result is elegant.  

 Also as he was a forestry surveyor at one time in his life, his love of articles made of wood shows in his home. I tinted this slightly with the creamy effect because it seemed to make the whole picture warmer.

Finally a serious face in front of a map of Hua Hin which is where he owns a house and spends a large part of the year.  There is a softness in this picture, a real 'something' which I can't put my finger on.  He may be on the verge of smiling.   

Three different moods are reflected in three photographs. I am pleased with the individuality of the photos. I would really like to know what you think of them. For the photographers among you, some constructive comment would be great.

Thanks for reading, the next blog will be quicker, I hope.


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