Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Market Faces

Last Saturday at the market, I tried a few quick portraits. With my f2.8, 70-200 lens the unfortunate backgrounds were generally minimized, and the results weren't bad all things considered. No, they're not sitting portraits with all sorts of lighting, but they work for me.

George was my favourite of the group. I processed him in a gritty way
to emphasize his well worn and well earned features.
This smile is a winner!
This beginner violinist was reading his music intently while playing.
This is the lady who makes those delicious tea biscuits. She wasn't totally into
the photographic thing, but she did her best to cooperate with my request.

11 comments:

ADRIAN said...

I really like the first shot.

KGMom said...

Authentic faces are far more compelling (IMHO) for portrait shots than carefully coifed, made-up, and posed photos. These are faces of real people. Some of the most-noteworthy (i.e. famous) photographers specialized in getting "real shots of real people."
Well-done, AC.

Lorna said...

You really captured the feel of a farmers' market.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I think you did well with the portraits- I like them all. The first guy is perfect!

Mage said...

Yes, and too perhaps a pinch more contrast.

Donna said...

Love them all especially George!
Hughugs

Vicki Lane said...

George is especially wonderful!

Mage said...

I like that top picture more and more, come to think of it.

EG CameraGirl said...

The first image is my favourite. GREAT job!

Mary Gilmour said...

Great lighting! You do great portrait shots. And, yes, George.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

We went to the local farmers market today and I didn't bring along a camera, but most likely would not have used it as I was shopping the various stalls for our weekly veggies & fruits. That said, I did appreciate that you took the time to photograph some of the vendors at your market, John.