Portrait Session 1

By woolybill1
Portrait Session 1: Discussing the Subject.

Somebody in our U3A photography group suggested we should try taking some portraits, which duly became our April session. I decided to take a few myself too, but candids rather than posed, for some practice with the Lensbaby. A high-key treatment seemed most appropriate for this, the first image of five.

Tags: Photo journalism Black and white Lensbaby Portraits and people

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22 Apr 2013 8:05AM
A very effective photograph, I think. It gives a good flavour of a fun afternoon.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 8:06AM
It works really well Bill.

I always find candid's to be much better than posed shots.

morpheus1955 14 3 2 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 8:15AM
Brilliant candid portrait bill, the high key processing really works well, I like this a lot

danbrann 17 640 17
22 Apr 2013 8:34AM
Good technique Bill and good use of the lensbaby which unfortunately I still do not understand. The efffect is good as are the subjects.
gary_d 13 576 13 Wales
22 Apr 2013 8:39AM
I want a lensbaby but wonder if I will be able to get results like you Bill, this is amazing. - gary
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
22 Apr 2013 8:40AM
Fine use of the LB, Bill... certainly smooths those skin tones GrinGrinGrin

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
22 Apr 2013 8:53AM
works well...the darker tones of the spectacle frames and the camera are a good contrast Smile
Kurt42 18 2.9k 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 9:03AM
Nice one, Bill. Just enough detail to see the expressions on two of the faces, which adds a story to this impressionistic portrait.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
22 Apr 2013 9:16AM
simplement, superbe
pentony 13 3 England
22 Apr 2013 10:31AM
Nice image

high-key indeed Bill and it works well not easy with that lens of yours but you pulled it off .
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
22 Apr 2013 11:15AM
Didn't think you'd need any practice with your Lensbaby, Bill! Wink A great piece of candid work Smile
Trev Smile
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
22 Apr 2013 12:22PM
high key works well here!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
22 Apr 2013 2:01PM
Yes, I like this! Different and good choice of high key. I do like that inquiring face on the left.......Sandy
AnnChown 11 207 1 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 2:01PM
It was a good idea and it works very well Bill!
NDODS 11 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 2:15PM
I like this Bill, it works so very well, and the sad thing about it many of us would simply throw such an image in the Trash

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
22 Apr 2013 5:46PM
I like the effect here Bill, it works VERY well indeed.

John Smile
22 Apr 2013 6:21PM
A simple shot but treated with imaginative photographic skills, excellent Bill.

ChiliMan 15 135 17 Singapore
22 Apr 2013 8:16PM
An image from a dream. This really is fabulous, Bill. Kudos Smile

Ray42 13 3 England
23 Apr 2013 7:24AM
Different but it works well - nice one Bill
PaulLiley 12 2 13 United Kingdom
23 Apr 2013 7:29AM
High key really suits. Like it. Nice work Bill. paul
Sezz 16 619 15 England
24 Apr 2013 11:39AM
I like the effect too Bill, good to see something a a bit different!

Sarah *
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 12:26PM
Like it!
Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
1 May 2013 10:20PM
I like the ethereal effect you've achieved with the lensbaby

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