Discussion in 'Weekly Poll' started by Chrissie_Lay, Nov 1, 2016.
Cast your vote on this week's poll - What puts you off taking more portraits?
a poll with a choice option I can agree with!
I love taking candid portraits but hate the idea of getting 'caught' doing so, so I've gone with the 'too shy' option. Nowadays I get my fix of candid portraiture by attending events where people expect to end up in pictures - 1940s days, parades, folk events and the like.
Quote - I don't what to have to buy studio equipment ??
Anyway, My gripe is suitable venue and lighting. The right venue for background/s props and the lighting, preferably natural, but spots to hand if wanted.
This all reminds me of another documentary I saw on the internet where a photographer was taking pictures of a pretty young lady in his studio and...well...one thing lead to another and they both ended up rolling about naked on the floor.
Personally I think I'd prefer to keep my socks on so I've got somewhere safe that I can tuck my flash meter.
Sounds exactly like the scene in "Blow Up" where David Hemmings, Jane Birkin and Gillian Hills get very naughty in the studio. Not many pictures seem to get taken!
If he'd kept his socks on he could've stuffed a couple of spare rolls of film in them and had them easily to hand when needed!
I've never enjoyed portraiture for the sake of it. I have to do some these days, but it's all very boring stuff. I remind myself of the old portrait painter who used to do the portrait stuff for money, so he could paint landscapes. Sadly, I can't remember who it was, but someone pretty famous.
What puts me off portraiture?...
Basically all the options bar the last one...
Most of my photography is devoted to selling stock and portraits don't sell (as stock), unless the person concerned is in/famous or is doing something of wider interest.
I have dabbled in the past, but only with friends and family, or, informally, in the street.
Not a priority.
Total lack of interest in portaits.
I don't think I have the confidence I ued to have regarding taking photos of people in general?
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