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« on: November 18, 2008, 03:58:53 PM »
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Hello,

I just completed another slide-show (flash, with sound) containing some B&W portraits from India:

http://www.photo-vinc.com/Galleries/people...0P2/slides.html


feedback welcome,

Vinc

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 05:00:57 PM »
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Very interesting collection! The thing I like most about your portraits is that they seem to tell a good story about the person! Be it the street vendor or the paper boy; showing us what is going on in the background, seems to "complete the picture"!

Just a thought: since there is so much going on around your subjects, maybe it would be interesting to use a wide-angle lens to to capture more ambient actions?
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 12:12:25 AM »
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Some really good work there.  Thanks for sharing them!  And if you're going to have music on your site, I really appreciate being able to mute it easily.  I'm listening to music (Sacred Spirit) while I type, and I'd rather not have other sounds intrude on that.

Mike.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 02:16:39 PM »
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[quote name='photo-vinc' date='Nov 18 2008, 04:58 PM' post='237932']
Hello,

I just completed another slide-show (flash, with sound) containing some B&W portraits from India:

http://www.photo-vinc.com/Galleries/people...0P2/slides.html


feedback welcome,

Vinc

Vinc,

First off, Nice work. It takes dedication and commitment to establish a style - and your opinion on shooting only B&W and people is a great start!

I found the sound in most slideshows does nothing - sometimes even distracting, but that is just me. Maybe, you can provide a on/off button instead.

Also - about portraits, When i first did my body of work - on "Faces" - which was pretty much headshots of people, an established art critique at ICP, reviewed the work and said "This says nothing about india or the work they do. It just shows a bunch of Indian faces". Ever since, my approach to the theme has been different. I like the fact that you have a few environmental portraits which is one of the things i have started doing as well. The technique used in most movies called "establishing" shot - first shows a full environmental shot, gradually zooming in. In my portfolio - i now have on the left an environmental shot and on the right the head shot. But, that is just me.

Just my 2 cents,
-Umesh

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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2008, 01:13:59 PM »
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Quote from: deeyas
Very interesting collection! The thing I like most about your portraits is that they seem to tell a good story about the person! Be it the street vendor or the paper boy; showing us what is going on in the background, seems to "complete the picture"!

Just a thought: since there is so much going on around your subjects, maybe it would be interesting to use a wide-angle lens to to capture more ambient actions?

Thanks for the feedback and the hint about wide angle, for some reason those portraits are the first that showed a bit more of the environment. Next trip I will continue to work more with background!

Vinc
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 04:45:44 PM »
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Thanks for the feedback and the hint about wide angle, for some reason those portraits are the first that showed a bit more of the environment. Next trip I will continue to work more with background!

Vinc

Less wide angle, part-III: http://www.photo-vinc.com/Galleries/people...0P3/slides.html
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