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RichardReames October 11, 2014
Awesome detail, composition, and contrast.
rpdhjja May 09, 2016
Is it a very good portrait...
Zap0ne February 28, 2017
Great portrait, the contrast and detail are fantastic.
margaretgosiakossowski February 28, 2017
Great portrait.
JDLifeshots March 01, 2017
Great portrait shot!
Dream2 March 01, 2017
good photo because full frame camera
aidanreilly March 06, 2017
haha what r u guys saying... this dude a scrub lol
Paulacook144 August 19, 2017
Wonderful portrait shot with nice catch lights in his eyes. Love the textures in this photo. Well seen and handled.
davidchinn August 19, 2017
Thank you !!! Your comments and compliments are much appreciated.
beckyreding August 20, 2017
davidchinn August 21, 2017
Thank you Becky !!!
zIwa August 31, 2017
Great portrait with the soul, amazing
davidchinn September 02, 2017
Thank you !!!
annetingeling September 01, 2017
Love it, soulfull
davidchinn September 05, 2017
Thank you !!!
amanavinash September 01, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
davidchinn September 05, 2017
Thank you !!!
amanavinash September 01, 2017
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davidchinn September 05, 2017
Thank you !!!
northernsnapper September 03, 2017
davidchinn September 05, 2017
Thank you !!!
priyaselvan September 19, 2017
Absolutely amazing!!!!!
davidchinn September 19, 2017
Much appreciated, thank you !!!
KimberliePekez September 22, 2017
Love the contrast.
davidchinn March 28, 2018
I accidentally deleted a couple of comments. My return return comment was intended to be a thank you rather than a delete. Sorry !!!

'Bad Bob' DEC_8309 B&W





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Behind The Lens

This was taken at Colonial Williamsburg, Va
Approximately taken September 14, 2014 at 2:30 pm
Lighting was all natural under shade with no flash/speed light. I prefer soft natural lighting with a darker background, which can't always be achieved, but is the initial goal.
Equipment used: Nikon D4 and Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 lens. I never use a tripod for street photography, only (if need be) for landscapes.
While I have many favorites, this one is on top of my list. I'm always on the hunt for what I consider unique characters. I spotted Bob walking ahead of me several blocks, so at my slow pace I had to speed it up before it was to late as at every corner I lost sight and feared to have missed the opportunity for this shot. Once I caught up with him, I simply asked Bob for a photo, and also explaining my intentions to capture him and other interesting characters on the streets.
My post processing consisted of PhotoShop CC and Nik Silver Efex Pro2 This was in my early stages of learning a new technique (to me) within Photoshop of B&W conversions.
In my camera bag
While out on the streets I normally have a Nikon D810, Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 lens and a Tokina 16-28mm f2.8 lens to capture low, unique, point of view shots. For road trips I add a Nikon D4 and if need be a Nikon speed light SB-700 that I rarely use but available if needed.
My advice to others would be to have patience. My early stages of street photography happen to be a terrifying event, because I'm a little on the shy side and it forced me out of my comfort zone, so I consider street photography to be therapeutic. I have met some interesting and unique characters on the streets throughout various places, and found to never judge a book by it's cover. Some shots are candid and while others are posed. I prefer the candid shots, as they tend to be more natural with expression and body language. I usually find a comfortable place and wait for someone interesting to come in view. After 30 minutes or so, I'll move a few blocks to a different location.

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