Dan - Canon 20d w/50mm

2005-03-10: Dan sells Outreach magazines near my apartment, he always has a good word for people.

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  • Kenny

    Great portrait, a lot of character and contrast.

    2005-03-11

  • mydepiction

    Another nice portraiture shot filled with character. BTW what made you decided to make this picture colored instead of BW?

    2005-03-11

  • Marty

    I know you'll get lots of feedback, one way and the other, about the colour portraits, but let me just put in my vote. I'm really liking them -- keep 'em coming.

    2005-03-11

  • paul

    fellas with beards are great to shoot, I like it.

    2005-03-11

  • Jorge Lesmes

    Love this kind of portraits. Great work!

    2005-03-11

  • henning

    Looks great. You must have a very good way with people.

    2005-03-11

  • Carlo Ferroni

    Another fab one Miles!

    2005-03-11

  • Michael Ceiszperger

    A classic street portrait-- you can just imagine the rest of the crowded street behind him. I envy you having access to such great photographic subject matter.

    I notice on this one, like the others, that you manage to get a good color balance without oversaturating which is popular on some other photoblogs :-)

    2005-03-11

  • miles

    Thanks all. I guess I'm going through some different methods with my shots at the moment, this one is literally straight out of the camera, I didn't do anything to it, I didn't even attempt to convert to b+w. Maybe I'll try that now :)

    2005-03-11

  • frisky?

    i think this works better in colour than it would in b&w. I like the colour in his hat - gives it a more comtemporary potrait look... nice one as always miles.

    2005-03-11

  • Robert

    Miles, I saw that you shot this with your 50mm lens. What camera settings did you use? I'm just starting to try portraits and love the way you captured this one.

    2005-03-11

  • miles

    Thanks, this was taken at 1/1250 and f2, 200ISO. The sky was overcast which I think it ideal for these kind of shots.

    2005-03-11

  • marc

    Dan's a photogenic guy. The sharpness of the hairs in his beard is great! Was that your point of focus?

    2005-03-11

  • sei

    Wrinkles are telling his story enough sufficiently as much as his words.
    So cool and strong snap. I love this.

    2005-03-11

  • miles

    Focus was manual but I was trying to get his left eye. On the full size version you can see his right eye is out of focus a bit so a smaller aperture might have been more appropriate.

    2005-03-11

  • Greg.Osimowicz

    Another beautiful portrait that captures not merely what the subject looks like but also tells a story. Or rather makes your mind start guessing the story of the persons life from the very moment you look at the picture..

    2005-03-11

  • Jason

    I love the last two portraits that you posted, really well done. Great job with the focus and depth of field as well. It may be noticeable on the full size version that the right eye is out of focus but you definetly can't tell here, both eyes look tack sharp. Keep up the great work.

    2005-03-11

  • Thomas Pindelski

    Same thoughts as on the previous shot. I like your full face work. I like it a lot more in color.

    2005-03-11

  • Smallest Photo

    I am so digging this modern day viking portrait! Funny thing is I knew a guy who looked just like this guy and his name was Dan too. Perhaps there are some pods somewhere.

    2005-03-12

  • Zishaan

    Miles, I definitely prefer your color portraits. And I must say this is a wonderfully captured one. Btw, I cold not make out the background on the right side.

    2005-03-12

  • ranvier

    @Zishaan: Hehe, i think that's why miles made it unrecognisable. :D

    2005-03-13

  • stef & rollo

    Hi Dan, nice to meet you, big boy!

    2005-03-14

  • matto

    hey miles, your pics lately are superb.

    check this out. ryan from snowsuit (based in detroit) also snapped this guy while in toronto

    http://snowsuit.net/33/

    2005-03-17

  • miles

    Thanks Matt, I remembered that I'd seen a shot of him somewhere before, I actually looked through your archives from last summer because I thought it was you! I forgot that Ryan came to Toronto.

    2005-03-17