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Day 345 - Impromptu portraits

2011.03.18
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My neighbours have some talented kids. They are both creative, artistic and musical young men. They both are in rock bands, and they both act.

This is Griffin, he is bass player of his band, called Meteor Empire. He has also acted for several years in our local theatre company, 4th Line Theatre.

The theatre called with a panic request for a head shot. So they asked me if I would take some... of course I obliged.

Portraits are not my area, and this was tremendously last minute... but I wouldn't mind some feedback.
19 Comments
danrav Hey, 1,2, 3 are fantastic, I think, for what he needs. They are interesting have personality and are well shot. They are very good. The B&W is great!!! I love the glasses! The last two don't have the pizzazz of the first 3. My faveorite is 3! Like the head tilt!
danrav · 2011-03-18: 18:49
????? I like #3 the best too, but they're all good!! Love the leather jacket and glasses in B&W. Watch out, you'll be a famous photographer before you know it! :0)
????? · 2011-03-18: 20:05
Keryl I like the 2nd one....he looks friendly and relaxed.
(Is he wearing your lovely jacket?)
Keryl · 2011-03-18: 20:35
liveandletlive Great portraits Marjorie! I gotta say I also am partial to 3.
liveandletlive · 2011-03-18: 21:30
joycephotography I like #3.
joycephotography · 2011-03-18: 22:53
mattmckenna Portraits are a nightmare, no 3 is the one for me, it gives a better shape to his face and he looks better with his glasses on (meaning photographically). The picture looks more natural and a close up looks better and there is no distractions in the back ground, the position of the head is the key factor in this one. This is good work, hope you don't mind my words, I would not like to do it unexpectedly like that, well done :)
mattmckenna · 2011-03-19: 00:31
lyricalthoughts impromptu portraits = very nicely shot:) The BW suits it.. the "props" suits him well.. and he is a good looking guy!:)
lyricalthoughts · 2011-03-19: 02:51
ilikethat great portraits
B&W looks good
ilikethat · 2011-03-19: 06:08
caroleagle I like 3 too. The light is lovely .
caroleagle · 2011-03-19: 06:35
stabeez You've captured Griffin's personality very well. He has come a long way in his acting since the child we watched at 4th line a few years back. I like 2 and 3.
stabeez · 2011-03-19: 07:32
mystic1 Well done, I have a hard time with portraits
mystic1 · 2011-03-19: 10:45
ArtBee How does your subject like them?
ArtBee · 2011-03-19: 13:34
cariad #3 is perfect for what he will need...seems to capture the person behind the image
cariad · 2011-03-19: 14:42
Eiram No 3 for me! great work!
Eiram · 2011-03-19: 17:10
Jarvo Very good shots - especially as impromptu ones. I like the side lighting (was this by a window?) though I think it's maybe a little strong on 4 and 5. I think I might be inclined to try darkening them a little bit.
Jarvo · 2011-03-19: 17:29
Ryana I agree with Jon here.
Third pose I like best.
Ryana · 2011-03-20: 11:35
lismel I think #3 and #4 are pretty good. Both are well exposed, with good contrast (maybe a little bit too much contrast on #4, but that's a matter of opinion I think). I think he looks better with the glasses off. the last could be really nice too if it wasn't for the background.
I think it's a pretty good set of portraits Marjorie :)
lismel · 2011-03-20: 14:06
djnana You did a wonderful job of capturing his sweet face and smile. You made him look casual, dramatic, fun, and handsome. He should be very pleased with the product! Good job, Marjorie.
djnana · 2011-03-20: 17:09
Andarta Good job for being impromptu...I think the third one looks just like a head shot for an actor :-)
Andarta · 2011-03-25: 22:10
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