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This picture is the fifth in my efforts to complete the100 strangers project to help improve my photography skills. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers on the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page www.flickr.com/groups/100strangers/ and on the 100 strangers web site www.100strangers.com/ ...Let me introduce you to Kellie who was enjoying the beautiful scenery, wildlife and sunset in a local park this evening. We briefly discussed the photo opportunities in the park.  When I learned she was familiar with Flickr I told her about the 100 strangers project I was undertaking and asked if she would be willing to participate by letting me take her portrait and submit it to the 100 Strangers Flickr group. As she was just coming from the gym she did not feel she was really prepared to have her picture taken but after some thought she agreed.  I took three photos, we viewed them in the camera and selected one. Although not a criteria of the project I wanted to make sure she approved of the photo.  Although she approved the photo she made the point a couple of times that it made her look much more serious than she is in real life. Thanks to Kellie for being so cooperative and making adding this photo to the project a very pleasant experience...As my last two portraits were of professional photographers, I thought I should avoid folks who were carrying high end Nikons this time. As it happens, Kellie's daughter is a professional photographer so I guess this photo will be critiqued by a professional after all.  I hope her daughter approves. ..Observations: Trying to apply lessons learned from taking my previous portraits I believe I was a little more relaxed and took more time to speak with the subject although there is still much room for improvement.  I purposely took the photo into the setting sun to get some highlights in Kellie's hair and used an F2 lens opening on my 50mm 1.8 lens to blur the background. There is room for improvement the
This picture is the fifth in my efforts to complete the100 strangers project to help improve my photography skills. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers on the 100 Strangers Flickr Group page www.flickr.com/groups/100strangers/ and on the 100 strangers web site www.100strangers.com/ ...Let me introduce you to Kellie who was enjoying the beautiful scenery, wildlife and sunset in a local park this evening. We briefly discussed the photo opportunities in...
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