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I recently met Oliver, an actor. Took a couple of candid snaps of him on the way home last night. He has a wonderfully expressive face and a deep, warm voice and I think we'll be hearing quite a lot of it in the future

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-55mm f/3.5-5.599999999 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2013 - 8:33 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/25sec
Exposure Comp:0.441932
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Preset
Title:Oliver
Username:SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
Uploaded:31 Jul 2013 - 6:48 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Votes:19
Voters:whatriveristhis · NDODS · widtink · cjl47 · mrswoolybill · RobertTurley · rontear · WhiteRose1 · Mrsbass · Daisymaye · Eastlands · maggietear · RysiekJan · 213hardy · abeeror2 · Potra · Lelah · Source · georgiepoolie ·
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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis Plus Member 171 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England88 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:27 AM

Very attractive portrait, Si.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43684 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom107 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:44 AM

Great portraiture Si...

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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widtink
widtink Plus Member 2406 forum postswidtink vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 7:48 AM

Belter of a portrait Si GrinGrin Love the POV and angle of his head GrinGrinGrin

Rod

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8580 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1120 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 9:13 AM

I like his style. Self-confident but good-humoured. I think I'd like a bit more space on the right for him to smile into but it's not critical here.
Moira

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rontear
rontear Plus Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:53 AM

A slight problem with dof Simon, his portrait is soft yet his jacket sharp. Animated relaxation.
Ron

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 41169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:25 PM

A strong pose, Si. Exudes coinfidence.

Dave

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 12:47 PM

Superb portrait Si - love this guy's face.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 2:17 PM

A good portrait. Quite the expression on his face.......Sandy

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ Plus Member 1SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 3:35 PM

Not too sure, Ron. On blow up I can count his pours and beard etc. There is a little motion blur in the "West Indian Woodbine". what ever, I'd sooner have slight faults rather than spoil the snap with flashlight or phoney shop. Thanks, Si.

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maggietear
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31 Jul 2013 - 7:19 PM

Love the angle of the head, a guy with real confidence you've captured something of his personality! Just a little soft in places Si
Maggie

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ Plus Member 1SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:00 PM

Dear all, thanks for all of your comments, I'm particularly grateful for the criticisms, you folk are really pushing me. In defense I should say that this isn't a studio portrait, it's a snap I took in the back yard of my local at 20;33hrs last night in poor light. Fairly soon some of my images will be appearing on big walls so I use max iso 200 where ever possible. This guy works with the RSC and it may well be that they want this image for a poster, in which case I would sooner have a little softness here and there against poorer overall quality which would have been the result of iso 800/f11. Photography involves a lot of compromise, you make a decision and have to stand by it, but as advised in my old school reports I will "try harder". Thanks again, Si.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 101015 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3022 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jul 2013 - 10:42 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

At 55mm youre depth should have been fine, - depending on how far away you were. The problem seems to me that you camera has focused on the zipper on the jacket. This can happen if you allow the camera to use multiple focus points. For most situations, and in particulr portraits, snaps or casual shots, you need to select ONE focus point (check the manual, its really easy), place it on his eye, and off you go. He should NOT be moving either.


Im sure you could sharpen his head only in this to improve the appearance of the image overall.



Regards


Willie

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31 Jul 2013 - 11:06 PM

Fantastic portrait, you have certainly captured his personality.SmileSmileSmile

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Potra
Potra Plus Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
1 Aug 2013 - 3:44 AM

What a handsome dude, this is a very good portrait, Si.
M
PS: I have always liked guys with a "guilty" face (as my mother calls them)

Last Modified By Potra at 1 Aug 2013 - 3:48 AM

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Source
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1 Aug 2013 - 10:46 PM

A great portrait.Full of character
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