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By SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ    
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

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31 Jul 2013 7:27AM
Very attractive portrait, Si.

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 7:44AM
Great portraiture Si...

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widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
31 Jul 2013 7:48AM
Belter of a portrait Si GrinGrin Love the POV and angle of his head GrinGrinGrin

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 9:13AM
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.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
31 Jul 2013 10:53AM
A slight problem with dof Simon, his portrait is soft yet his jacket sharp. Animated relaxation.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
31 Jul 2013 12:25PM
A strong pose, Si. Exudes coinfidence.

Mrsbass 5 2 1 United Kingdom
31 Jul 2013 12:47PM
Superb portrait Si - love this guy's face.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
31 Jul 2013 2:17PM
A good portrait. Quite the expression on his face.......Sandy
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.
31 Jul 2013 7:19PM
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
31 Jul 2013 10:00PM
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.
banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
31 Jul 2013 10:42PM
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.


abeeror2 5 23 Australia
31 Jul 2013 11:06PM
Fantastic portrait, you have certainly captured his personality.SmileSmileSmile
Potra 5 Venezuela
1 Aug 2013 3:44AM
What a handsome dude, this is a very good portrait, Si.
PS: I have always liked guys with a "guilty" face (as my mother calls them)
Source 7
1 Aug 2013 10:46PM
A great portrait.Full of character

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