One of my favourite photographic genres is candid or street photography.......plucking up the courage to request portraits from complete strangers, gives a certain thrill of the chase.
It is usual for colourful characters to be proud of their appearance, so can be surprisingly willing subjects. I always offer my card containing my details and the fact that I am doing a long term Portrait Project, this usually works......if someone refuses I thank them and walk away.
After some questioning of me and a thorough read of my card, my subject here agreed, I chatted to put him at ease then fired two frames, this one is the best.
My usual Photoshop processing followed by targeted use of the High Pass Filter gave the portrait PUNCH.
The excellent EVF on my Panasonic GX7 is proving a Godsend because I am currently recovering from serious retinal surgery in my left eye.
Portraits and people
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