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It is my pleasure to introduce you to Jake.  Jake works for a local landscape contractor (http://www.gaiasgardens.ca) who came to enlarge the gardens at my home.  Jake and his co-worker Morgan, who you will meet next, did an excellent job under less than ideal working conditions, considering the damp rainy weather. I explained the 100 Strangers photography project to Jake and Morgan and they agreed to help me with the project. When asked to tell me about himself he thought for a moment and commented, "I make everyone smile" and you can tell from his smile how he certainly could do that.  Thank you Jake for helping me with the project and please keep folks smiling as it will make the world a better place.. ..Observations:  The weather was overcast and periodically raining so I certainly did not have to worry about harsh lighting and shadows. I choose a lens opening on my 18 - 200 mm lens which was nearly wide open in aperture priority mode to put the background out of focus and I had to increase the ISO to 1600 for a reasonable shutter speed to hand hold the camera.  After downloading and working with the photo I believe I should have looked for a better background as I don't believe I sufficiently put the background out of focus and I wonder if a little fill flash might have improved the lighting. ..This picture is the 26th portrait 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 http://www.flickr.com/groups/100strangers/ and on the 100 strangers web site http://www.100strangers.com/ .
It is my pleasure to introduce you to Jake. Jake works for a local landscape contractor (http://www.gaiasgardens.ca) who came to enlarge the gardens at my home. Jake and his co-worker Morgan, who you will meet next, did an excellent job under less than ideal working conditions, considering the damp rainy weather. I explained the 100 Strangers photography project to Jake and Morgan and they agreed to help me with the project. When asked to tell me about himself he thought for a moment and...
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