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.
"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.