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Posted By: Bob Harris, 05-27-2015, 09:10 PM

......at Portrait photography. I've taken a lot of landscape, nature and macro photos over the years but haven't tried portraits. We're camped on the open prairie near Pueblo West and not much opportunity to try my skills out here. My wife just smiles at me and walks away, hard to take a decent photo like that, so I finally found a victim while walking down to the arena. I tried many different f/stops, ISO and SS and this is the best I could get. Hope you enjoy my efforts, I'll keep practicing as I have the opportunity and get back with you

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05-27-2015, 11:20 PM   #2
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This is where a Fisheye Lens would have worked a treat!
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This is where a Fisheye Lens would have worked a treat!
Tried that too EM, didn't like it though as much as the original
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...didn't like it though as much as the original
I agree

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I think you've found your calling, buddy. Clever shot!

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Bob, fair dinkum mate, the first rule of portrait photography is "Get the eyes in focus". But then again, rules are made for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. You are clearly in the latter category. I like it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bob Harris Quote
......at Portrait photography. I've taken a lot of landscape, nature and macro photos over the years but haven't tried portraits. We're camped on the open prairie near Pueblo West and not much opportunity to try my skills out here. My wife just smiles at me and walks away, hard to take a decent photo like that, so I finally found a victim while walking down to the arena. I tried many different f/stops, ISO and SS and this is the best I could get. Hope you enjoy my efforts, I'll keep practicing as I have the opportunity and get back with you
Ahahahah first smile of the day. I like it.
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Bob, fair dinkum mate, the first rule of portrait photography is "Get the eyes in focus"
Now I see, they are nostrils. And I thought they were the eyes

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I see great potential in your shot, and a unique style, you should keep developing it.....


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cheers Bob
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That's a little bit scary, I'm glad you were at the front of the horse.
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I agree
if you agree then it is settled

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I think you've found your calling, buddy. Clever shot!

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Terri said I should take a photo of the jack ass, I wondered later if she was talking about a self portrait of me?

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Bob, fair dinkum mate, the first rule of portrait photography is "Get the eyes in focus". But then again, rules are made for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. You are clearly in the latter category. I like it.
I took several shots Bruce and this showed just a bit of the eye OOF, so I stayed within the rules sort of. Thanks, glad you like this fun photo.

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Ahahahah first smile of the day. I like it.
and that's exactly what I was hoping for, just a little photography fun, thanks so much!
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Fun shot. Good job! :-)



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I love it ! Must be a large studio with a big shovel ;-)
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new title ? don't look a gift horse.... or so they say..... thoroughly enjoy this capture bob, the perspective is unique,
which makes it appealing to me... different is better! dave m
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Now I see, they are nostrils. And I thought they were the eyes
first look it is very hard to tell what the heck it is, that's what I liked about it and that it would put a smile on the face.

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I see great potential in your shot, and a unique style, you should keep developing it.....


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cheers Bob
I think I'm finally starting to understand the secrets of portrait photography CC and I will keep working on it.

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That's a little bit scary, I'm glad you were at the front of the horse.
now that would be an interesting shot wouldn't it, a rear portrait.
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