Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Portraits

I'd like to improve my portrait photography, so whenever I get a chance, I ask people if I can photograph them. I don't care much for staring into the camera, smiling photos (with a few exceptions) - much prefer more candid, less posed. I'm learning to pay attention to light and background too. 

Here are some of my recent favorites. 


My 91 year old dad and his lovely wife.


Joan, friend of the family.


My beautiful Laurie.


Pam Todd, sister-in-law.


Richard Todd, brother-in-law.


My sister Nancy, her husband Gene and their dog Blackie.


Katie, a new friend I met downtown. 


Hawthorne busker


"Tom," a dear man I met on Hawthorne - his smile was so engaging I had to ask for a photo.


Oliver, a grip on the set of Grimm, a TV show set in Portland.


Wendell, building a stone wall in our neighborhood.

6 comments:

Tinkerteam said...

I love all of these, but I love the black and white of the busker best of all. That is an absolutely brilliant photo.

Tinkerteam said...

(P.S. -- It's Ruth here)

Terri said...

Thanks Ruth! That's one of my alltime favorite photos.

Linda Koons said...

I think you're getting the hang of it! I especially like the portraits of Laurie and Katie. They really look like they didn't know the camera was there, and like you caught something essential about each of them. More, more!

Tiffin said...

I love that photograph of Laurie. The busker is a wonderful shot, Ter. I think I'm going to really enjoy this category! xo

Kendall said...

You have a gift for portraits, Terri. Every one of these is beautiful and seems to be essentially TRUE. I can't pick favorites. I love them all. Richard and Laurie look so much alike, I would think they were twins.

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