PEOPLE 292 – PORTRAIT OF A GIRL (MONO)

 

 


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The daughter of friends, someone I’ve known for all of her life.  And now growing up fast, and long past the time when a favourite pastime was trying to pull my thumbs off.  And also a long time since, if she was at all unhappy, I could rattle a bunch of keys to instantly brighten her mood.  And, yes, now growing up fast – time rushes on – but still, as ever, a very valued friend.

Technique: D700 with 105mm Nikkor lens; 3200 ISO; Lightroom; Silver Efex Pro 2, starting at the Full Dynamic Smooth preset and adding a light tone; Bristol; 24 Aug 2017.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

10 Responses to PEOPLE 292 – PORTRAIT OF A GIRL (MONO)

  1. Meanderer says:

    Beautiful portrait, Adrian.

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    You’re quite versatile, aren’t you? All your portraits, including this one, have been lovely. Sensitively done. I love the way she looks straight into the camera!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I like to try my hand at different things, and people are a genre I don’t do enough of – both candid and posed. And I have to say that I regard making a portrait with SEP2 as one of Life’s great pleasures! In this case, I simply asked her not to smile at all and to look straight at me, and I stood her by a large widow for the sidelighting. Hope you manage to meet up with my friends. A 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        Well, if it seems that simple to you, chances are your light-handed approach is part of what makes your portraits successful. 🙂

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          Well she and I know each other well and I have taken vast numbers of pictures of her, and that has to help a lot. But, really, simply asking someone NOT to smile, but to simply look at the camera – perhaps with some degree of curiosity, a very slight frown maybe – is often good. In a previous session with this girl, I asked her to look at me as if I’d said something very rude to her, and that worked too.

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  3. Beautiful subject making the very best of light and dark.

    XXX ATP XXX

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  4. paula graham says:

    Granddaughter..what a bundle of joy.

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