Man Like Nells

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What else can I say, but what a pleasure it was to photograph Nelly. The caption on the IG post says it all.

Sometimes it just take a bit of courage and self believe to see a project through. Being a creative is all about knowing and feeling the right vibe with your subjects.

With Nells (as he like to be called) it was smooth sailing.

Follow him on Twitter or preferably on Youtube to listen to his music. Very talented young chap in my books.

Participants Found…

…to take part in my photography project.

It wasn’t easy as I have a very weird nervous way of talking to strangers and asking if they would like to take part in my project. I soon realised how important it is to have someone in the sidelines to help you with certain things. Keep you in check and all that.

For the most part, this involved them having bare shoulders and we know how that goes in autumn and you are all layered up. Good thing, the studio I had booked for the shoot was kind of private.

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Setting up the H3D Hasselblad

Anyway, I used whatever resources I had at my disposal and went for it. Approached willing participants from around campus. I got quiet a few weird stares, but I managed to get at least 10 students willing to take part. Even I was shocked.

The rest were some of my colleagues.

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Rosario sitting for me for lighting test shot

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Nicole sitting for me and final set-up for images

I am still shooting the project in the hope to be finished by the end of this month. My determination is fuelled by words I keep uttering to my son, “Please finish it, as you have already started.”

This particular assignment is making me approach total strangers, ask them for something and build some sort of relationship.

After all, if I am to be portrait photographer, I have to keep practising how to talk to people from all walks of life – family and friends excluded – as it is the most daunting thing I would ever do.

This is for the COURAGE & CONFIDENCE to see this project through.

 

Portrait: Dj Dubwise

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Canon 7D with Canon 50mm f/1.8 II EF lens.
Exposure: 1/750 at f/1.8 (ISO 200) Focal length: 50mm
Post production: Lightroom 4
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Canon 7D with Canon 50mm f/1.8 II EF lens.
Exposure: 1/750 at f/1.8 (ISO 200) Focal length: 50mm
Post production: Lightroom 4
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Canon 7D with Canon 50mm f/1.8 II EF lens.
Exposure: 1/125 at f/1.8 (ISO 200) Focal length: 50mm
Post production: Lightroom 4

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Simply Aayan

My son has a playmate and when they are together, they have this love-hate relationship. It’s always exciting to watch how children interact and I always forget to have my camera ready.

Not on this occassion, when my friend and her son came to visit. This time I was ready, but I soon realised, photographing children takes ALOT of patience.

At the end of it all, when you look at the results……you get one gem.

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Aayan – I love this boy. He is just like a son to me.

Here is to more portraits….