35mm equivalent not good for portrait ?

Started Mar 5, 2014 | Discussions thread
Brad Evans Contributing Member • Posts: 616
Re: it's great if you lik context

ryan2007 wrote:

Brad Evans wrote:

If you like context with your portraits, 35mm is ideal.

These street portraits were all taken with a 35mm lens, in one San Francisco neighborhood (the Tenderloin).

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Brad
Urban photoblog: http://www.citysnaps.net
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Did you ask permission to take their photos and they just posed for you? What was your process or did you know the subjects?

>>> Did you ask permission to take their photos and they just posed for you?

Yes. These are people (strangers) who I've engaged on the street and then asked to make their portrait. Usually I will pose subjects close to where I encountered them, to take advantage of better light or a better background.

The process is just going up to a potential subject, strike up conversation, and then ask.  Most people will say yes. Honesty, being respectful, and being friendly helps a lot...

Here' are a couple of portraits I made of a guy I just met on the street, named Gibson, from my iPhone:

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Brad
Urban photoblog: http://www.citysnaps.net
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