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Everything goes to hell...
shooting people is tougher than I thought ... 
28th-Apr-2011 11:09 am
My first attempt to photograph people was rather lame... but here it is ...

How can I photograph something I have been avoiding all my life. All of my pictures have too much sky because I am avoiding people and I do not want them in my pictures. It was quite hard to actually look at them and look for the good shot.
No no, I am not good at that.
Taking pictures of them walking away though, is okay. It gives me a feeling of comfort.

Besides... peoples' faces don't tell stories anymore. Very few do. And taking a picture of a story-telling, interesting face requires people skills from my part. And that ... I don't have ...
I will not give up yet though. I have a friend who is kind of ruthless in shooting people. Maybe she can teach me something.

This one I kinda like ... it sort of tells a story ... to me at least.

the above is a detail of this

This one is the only picture I felt comfortable taking.

Maybe I should stick to what I know. Observing the surroundings. There is so much we don't see ...
28th-Apr-2011 02:03 pm (UTC)
#3 is your best shot here.

don't stick to what you know; that's no way to grow as an artist! doing what makes us uncomfortable often carries great reward.

28th-Apr-2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you mare! It means a lot to get a lil feedback from strangers. You rarely can trust your friends' opinion. Yes you are right, in order to grow I need to try new things. I just have to deal with my humano-phobia.
It's funny you said that about the third picture. The lady kept on looking at me making me really uncomfortable. I really didn't want to take a picture of their faces but I push myself to fight for a moderately good shot :)

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