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Portraits – J

December 23, 2010

My friend J needed a photo of himself to give to his family at Christmas. Of course I took advantage of the opportunity to practice my male portrait photography and he was a very good sport about it (especially since it was pretty chilly out). Photographing guys can be a challenge because I don’t always know the right poses. I definitely need more practice, but I was happy with how these turned out.

J said he’d be slightly embarrassed by this blog post, but he’d live with it. šŸ™‚ Hey, I’m not here to embarrass! But I can’t really talk since I hate photos of myself. My friends (and even strangers) are nice to put up with my need to practice and post my photography. Thank you!

I turned a couple of these black and white, but I like the color version as well. Here’s a side-by-side so you can decide which you prefer. I welcome your thoughts!

Here too.

The one on the right is probably my favorite (and yes, it’s ever so slightly different from the one above). The dark green background and J work well together.

Okay, so I don’t have a million guy poses up my sleeve…I’m working on it!

Tada! I’m hoping to get back into more regular posting since my schedule is about to calm down, so check back.


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  1. Nice work! I prefer the color ones, but I almost always do.

  2. Anonymous permalink

    I think these are great. I think I like J03 Left (leaning against the brick wall) favorite. But that's just me. I enjoy bricks in the background. šŸ™‚ -R

  3. I like the first one in B&W but the others in color! šŸ™‚
    Nice work; he looks great!

  4. Brenda – oh really? It seems like most people are so into black and white that I almost feel uncultured for doing so much color photography. šŸ˜› Glad to know I'm not alone!

    Thanks, R!

    Samantha – thanks for our input!

  5. Dania permalink

    I like the first one better in color, and the second one better in black and white.

    This is a fun idea! I never have pictures taken of myself, because usually around family events I'm the one taking all of the pictures. I would love to do a photo shoot with you sometime if you want more portrait practice.

  6. Dania: Yes, I definitely want to do photo shoots with you and Brenda in February! I hope the weather cooperates. I meant to do one with you in December, but time sort of ran out on us…plus I was feeling so sleepy that one day.

  7. I usually prefer B & W but I like both of the color pics better : )

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