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Portuguese Portraits & Candid Shots

By LynneJoyce  
An unusual genre for me, this post is devoted to capturing people during my holiday with Isabel and François in Portugal. I really don't like standard people shots, especially the contrived, posed sort. That is not to say that I don't appreciate the skill involved in capturing standard portraits, I do. It is just that they are not to my personal taste and I don't do them. So here, with the exception of the opener, the last image and V9 (François is a natural poser) the rest are candids.

The opener and V14 are more studied portrait style since we asked the subjects permission to photograph them. All of them capture lovely memories of a wonderful holiday.

As always, the exif applies only to the first shot. Thank you for viewing and I hope that you enjoy at least some of these images.

Tags: Portugal Candid photography Friends Traditional costume Portraits and people Isabel The algarve

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27 Feb 2020 7:57AM
A lovely warm and loving set, Lynne so many winners here. V6 is particularly appealing. Excellent work and so well presented.


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iancrowson Plus
10 215 168 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 8:08AM
Good collection, I actually like the first most. It is more portrait like set in his environment. Both he and his background are interesting and raise the question who and what is he? Lots of character.
I think with candids the person must be doing something or be part of an interest scene.Just my view.
Jasper87 Plus
10 2.5k 158 England
27 Feb 2020 8:43AM
You should do more. I agree with Ian, there needs to be something of interest along with the subject. I think you've achieved that with these, I look then I look again. As I said, you should do more.
Owdman Plus
4 6 13 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 9:31AM
An interesting set of images, with a number I like very much. Interesting the way that you carefully frame every image.
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
27 Feb 2020 11:21AM
A wonderful, and as always, a varied collection of images, Lynne - nice to see fellow EPZer Isabel in there too! 😀👍
Trev 😀
27 Feb 2020 11:22AM
Excellent varied portrait set Lynne , beautiful framing
Irishkate Plus
9 42 118 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 1:01PM
Before I forget V4,6,13 and 14 have interesting characters or faces.
Excellent varied set Lynne giving us a real flavour of life in Portugal.
27 Feb 2020 1:29PM
A wonderfully varied set here Lynne, spontaneity often captures a magic that posed portraits can’t......or something like that 🙂 All there have their own charm, wonderful life-etched face in v.14. 🏆

tonyng 10 11 3 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 1:34PM
Thanks for sharing. A savor and flavour of local life. You have kick started my holiday mood Lynne.
27 Feb 2020 1:40PM
Excellent set
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
27 Feb 2020 2:08PM
What a fabulous many winners😁😁
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
27 Feb 2020 2:35PM
Yes!. Perhaps more-----
11 10 10 England
27 Feb 2020 4:26PM
Spoilt for choice - love the children V1 and V11 and V4 for that very expressive face.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 4 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2020 10:02PM
A smashing lead shot
richmowil Plus
11 412 2 England
27 Feb 2020 11:36PM
A very good set of Candids/portraits beautifully presented as always Lynne.
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2020 6:23PM
All so very lovely Lynne !! All conjuring some special holiday memories !!
Brilliant candid set that feels like yesterday... Love that wonderful fisherman of the lead... Handsome ...
Isabel GrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
10 442 3 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2020 12:11PM
V6 is so endearing!
capto Plus
8 6.3k 20 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2020 8:12PM
A fine and varied selection.Smile
ColleenA Plus
7 450 7 Australia
1 Mar 2020 4:35AM
A great collection
gajewski 15 10 9 United States
1 Mar 2020 10:45PM
These are all wonderful. My two favorites are nos. 1 and 4.

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