People!

posted March 19th, 2012
So, I moan all the time about various things:
Moon shots
drip crowns
inanimate blah
And if anyone encourages my moaning you very quickly discover the source - I think not enough people shoot people. Not enough 365ers take the bull by the horns and feature humans. Us. Life. What's important. Yep sure, its harder than taking pics of trees and shit. But it has its rewards. So, post a portrait or a candid so I can feel less alone. Even better, be inspired and do it tomorrow. Tag your photos silly-tag-nonesense2012portrait-edition.

Don't really use that tag.

posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth i LOVE that photo...somehow I missed it yesterday!

I also love shooting people, but mostly people I know.
It helps that I have one of the coolest teenagers on the planet who will pose for me almost any time I ask. :)

posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
I usually do trees and stuff so this was different for me :-)
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
Man... just go through my albums... You'll soon get bored with candid street stuff :-)

Here's today's effort

posted March 19th, 2012
@andycoleborn ok your the exception super-Andy but look at the PP man, its birds and flowers and shit. Those girls make nice models, it's the smiles which light the picture up.
posted March 19th, 2012
@andycoleborn -- Oooh that lady looks really cranky, like she's about to beat you to a pulp! Awesome shot!!!
posted March 19th, 2012
I don't post pictures of people I know and I got rid of all my selfies. I rarely take pictures of people in general so I really had to dig for this one. :)





posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth hey mines just sneaked on...
posted March 19th, 2012
@beautifulthing well you should do more this is fkin sweet. You 'got rid' of all your selfies -That sounds like a bad day in Shelly-ville, does someone need a hug?
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth yeah thats true (about the PP I mean not super-Andy)... Tho @Rich57 does get a fair few great candids on the PP....
posted March 19th, 2012
This is my favourite stranger shot I've taken so far. Most people photos in my albums are either of strangers or my children

posted March 19th, 2012
@fueast sneaked on, or you posted it?
I love it btw, super old persons portrait, detail is nice.
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth sneaked onto the pp
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth also you're right - it is time to try something different. Plus you can run out of trees after a while
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth I am a rock. I am an island. I NEEDS NO HUGS!

Well, maybe a little one. :)
posted March 19th, 2012
@emmar84 That is a really great pic
posted March 19th, 2012
@fueast See the magic of Dave's discussions, I says it needs to be and it becomes....I favd also
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
@wenbow
is there a sheep looking through the window?
posted March 19th, 2012
@angievega
great shot!!!! Love this, looks like a film still from a film noir! that shit is coooool!
posted March 19th, 2012
I am no good at the birds and "stuff" (paraphrasing) that you speak of, so I hardly ever do photos of people. However, here is one I did in July of 365ers @musicguy1982 and @embermae . It needs a lot of work, but I tried.

posted March 19th, 2012
I posted this yesterday


and this the day before
posted March 19th, 2012
This is one of favourite shots of m'boys :o)

posted March 19th, 2012
and here's another one!

posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
@dolittlemd
whaaa - this is super-ace!
posted March 19th, 2012
Two of my favorite things married in one shot: The ocean and my kiddo. The fact that I got his shadow and reflection was a complete bonus. I just ordered a canvas print of this one and can't wait for it to arrive:

posted March 19th, 2012
Portraits are my fave

posted March 19th, 2012
this young skateboarder and his friends were more happy to let me take their picture
posted March 19th, 2012
I love 'people' shots, especially B&W, I just need to get more to take more! : )
posted March 19th, 2012
I wonder if I can find a person shot in my project???
posted March 19th, 2012
@lorraineb SWEEEET
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
Not forgetting my crazy neighbour, cant get a word in edgeways!!
posted March 19th, 2012
@agima how about an imaginative, beautifully lit person shot? That's your homework.

Okay, okay - just post your favourite.
posted March 19th, 2012
A couple of my LOVE



posted March 19th, 2012
... and one random skier :)

posted March 19th, 2012
@agima Haha Brendan, I can think of one. :)
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth Ahhhhh, thank you.
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth Haha, you are so right. I love portrait shots! I have finally to decide myself, and stop taking selfies and take a model out for a photoshoot :D
posted March 19th, 2012
Let me have a troll and see if I can find just one... :)
posted March 19th, 2012
@lalola616 you're a person too....why don't you post one of your ace selfies?
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
I love the genuine smiles on my kids' faces.
posted March 19th, 2012
@paulavdmerwe ooooh taking photos of blind people, I never thought of that, you could do a whole photoshoot!! super-nice portrait.
posted March 19th, 2012
@roville it didn't work?? I can't see it??
posted March 19th, 2012

Here is one that you guys may not of already seen!



posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth :( I do not know how!
posted March 19th, 2012

One from my calender series



And one the girls seems to like!

posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
@roville take the link from near where your tags are displayed on the picture page, did you take the URL? It's on the right hand side, copy and paste.
posted March 19th, 2012
Dont know if these count being selfies ... :)


posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth yeah but not a real one, stands there in front of the butcher's shop
posted March 19th, 2012
a few of the many












posted March 19th, 2012
@tbats22 Only counts if you're a person.
posted March 19th, 2012
1st March

and this is the funny one
posted March 19th, 2012
posted March 19th, 2012
A Padre's "cheerleader".


Mr. Dick Enberg. Padre's announcer.


My Beautiful Wahine in Kauai.
posted March 19th, 2012
@chewyteeth cool beans and oh yeah thanks ;)
posted March 20th, 2012
@chewyteeth ahahaa I am a bit clumsy!!!!! thanks so much Dave! ;-)

posted March 20th, 2012
Dave
posted March 20th, 2012
Pure candid.From last week








posted March 20th, 2012



posted March 20th, 2012
I pretty much stick to trees & nothing really & distant moons & cats & shiz other than pics of me...



posted March 20th, 2012
The Popular Ones... stunning. Painful. Toast.

posted March 20th, 2012
Nice thread, I actually wish I'd start shooting something other than people!





posted March 20th, 2012
@rich57 Noooooo your people are sooooooooo good! Inspires me to try more. I did quite love your tree & flowers as well tho ;)
posted March 20th, 2012
@grizzlysghost You forgot to qualify toast with flying & fake lolol...
posted March 20th, 2012
@tamsg4 Haha Tams, it's tucked away neatly in the brilliant verse LOL
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
Miss Four



Miss Six



posted March 20th, 2012
geeze i think half my bloody albums are portraits, i thougth people didnt want to see them and only see moons ect!



posted March 20th, 2012



posted March 20th, 2012


sorry went a little overboard!
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
I photograph my kiddos quite a bit but I haven't really tried street photography yet. Made a baby step into it last week though...



posted March 20th, 2012
@grizzlysghost what are the numbers all about?
posted March 20th, 2012
well, this is a person... its candid, and it was an accident (I was trying to figure out how to get the configuration thing to come up on the photo app and it snapped this pic) Maybe I should accidentally take pics of people more often.

posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
I definitely want to improve on my people photos during my project- thanks for starting the thread. It's nice to see a collection in one place.

My youngest son:


The men in my life:


posted March 20th, 2012
I don't shoot people (except for my daughter), so was slightly surprised to find one...

posted March 20th, 2012
I do, of course, have a zillion of Amelia

posted March 20th, 2012
2 out of the last 3 days were people:



posted March 20th, 2012
@jsw0109 They track around the photo in concert with a story (if you can call it that); click on the picture and see for yourself :)
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
A couple of random people from the DC streets:



posted March 20th, 2012
I could just kiss you!!!! I always hear people complaining about portraits and pics of kids but guess what I hate a lot of the stuff I see on here too. Anyway I am excited because portraits are what I love best. On board for this one:)
posted March 20th, 2012
Here's one I posted today as a filler for a few days ago, just because I love it. It's not particularly 'artistic' and I don't expect many comments but I still love it because they are my kids and I love the smiles on their faces. ;)
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
Okay here goes! Here's an elderly man I photographed while out for a walk lately - he was very inspiring :)

posted March 20th, 2012
Here's a musician I shot recently, busking on the street...

posted March 20th, 2012
Here's a girl I photographed last month, who I didn't realize until later is actually a pinup model!

posted March 20th, 2012
And here's one I took a few days ago (St. Paddy's Day)

posted March 20th, 2012
I agree, not enough people shoot people! And people really do make some of the best subjects for photography. I think that for most of us, even though others are all around us, it can sometimes feel like there is no one we're actually able to photograph.

I was irritated by my own fear of asking strangers for a portrait - so I made it one of my 365 goals! I also started a discussion about it where some others have posted their stranger portraits if you want to check it out...

http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/11597/post-your-stranger-portraits#comments

All of the ones I just posted above were a result of that goal :) Oh and this one too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bjornert/6958189279/in/set-72157629595213271

Good discussion thread! There are some neat ones in here!
posted March 20th, 2012
I need to do more people shots, but my daughter won't pose, the teenagers I take pictures of all the time at work would mean a lot of permissions to put photos up on here, and I live in a small town where I know too many people, so have been put off posting street candids on here because the comments made on the shot meant I wouldn't do that to anyone else I know again


posted March 20th, 2012
Does this count ...

posted March 20th, 2012
I like street photography, also wanna experiment a bit more with portraying people.



posted March 20th, 2012
There are lots of people in this one of mine ;):
posted March 20th, 2012
Mel
Apart from my kids who are easy subjects and pop up regularly ...

This is my Nan, she is 101 years old, 102 in july
posted March 20th, 2012
Mel
This is a chinese musician


and these are some marching girls legs
posted March 20th, 2012
I dedicated February to only people shots and I think that I prefer to take people shots now that I have looked at them and had all these different ideas.
This is yesterdays shot of my house mates


and my favourite February shot

posted March 20th, 2012


posted March 20th, 2012
I love people shots too, i need more practise (and balls!) to try street candids, im going to work on it......





posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
I've posted some PNG people of late.... hope they've been ok.
posted March 20th, 2012
My youngest daughter feeling unwell
posted March 20th, 2012


posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
March Birthdays line up
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
Sometimes it's more a question of time than inspiration ... I love faces :)



posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
my fiancee
posted March 20th, 2012
Sushi or not sushi? That is the question.

posted March 20th, 2012
A concert



And 3 boys excited! :)

posted March 20th, 2012
@bobfoto... yours are great!

posted March 20th, 2012
I didn't see this yesterday, but I did do it today.

posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
@chard
great portrait!
posted March 20th, 2012



posted March 20th, 2012
I am really not comfortable doing portraits of people, I should really try harder, the only person I take lots of photos of is my 90 year old Mum, she photographs so well and I am constantly surprised by her ability to enjoy every moment of her life.

posted March 20th, 2012
@azza_l
Great captures
posted March 20th, 2012
@grizzlysghost
The sad truth, people is too scared to do it, but the thread shows that when its done it makes pictures you can stare at for ages, and I for one ain't staring at a copulating fly for ages.
posted March 20th, 2012
@rich57
Feel free to switch to boring trees and daffodils, you'd fall asleep whilst adjusting your f.stop.
posted March 20th, 2012
@mjmama
Gorgeous portrait
posted March 20th, 2012
@jsw0109
yeah sure, all the pics I take of half naked handsome young men are 'accidents' too.
posted March 20th, 2012

My fav thing to photograph is people. I love portraits, and candids. So far most of my subject matter has been children, but I hope to expand on that soon.
posted March 20th, 2012
@2sweetladybugs

I'll send you my postcode.
Portraits is about the only thing you can do where someone can't say the line, 'well if you've seen one you've seen them all.' Which is not true of
-moons
-sunsets
-water crowns
-babies lovingly arranged in silly hats on a cushion
-dogs
-Birds
etc etc
keep on!
posted March 20th, 2012
@kbradbury
You're a genius.
posted March 20th, 2012


posted March 20th, 2012
@beeblebear
you're getting good at that stuff man, I love portraits like this!!
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012


posted March 20th, 2012
@rockinrobyn nice, dirty knees makes me nostalgic.
posted March 20th, 2012
@chewyteeth Thanks, Dave! And I agree on the dirty knees - they are so closely associated with childhood play, they add immediate recognition/nostalgia.
posted March 20th, 2012
@chewyteeth LOL....but it really WAS an accident. This happened at the end of the night, most of the teams had already left and there were just a few stragglers. I was tired and bored and messing with my cell phone. If I wanted to "accidentally" be stealth and sneak in a shot, I would have done it when it was busy and full of athletes and so many people that no one would have noticed.... but we were instructed not to take any pics so I didn't try.
posted March 20th, 2012
I hardly ever take pictures of people (apart from me, oh narcissism!). Here are a couple:





BTW @chewyteeth I think your portraits are awesome. In the least patronising way possible, I think you've improved soo much in the last 6 months. Look forward to seeing more. Ledge.
posted March 20th, 2012
Couple of candids but I'm hopeless at portraits.


posted March 20th, 2012
Yes, I'm one of those who consider my dogs to be people! Here's our "baby" Annabelle with my husband Jeff. I am not all that great at typical portraits, but i can feel the love in this one. ;)
posted March 20th, 2012
@judithg well you're very good at candids!!
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
I was told I couldnt shoot my hubby.. but..
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
Took two candids last week:



posted March 20th, 2012


posted March 20th, 2012
Oh and a natural portrait of my sister and her youngest son!
posted March 20th, 2012
I love taking pics of people. This one has special meaning to me, especially at the moment.
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012


I'll offer up some of my fashion/beauty images that I've done.
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
I don't usually take photo's of people other than my daughter because, like you said, it's harder. Or at least seems harder.
posted March 20th, 2012
@davetom Ooh this is gorgeous as is she.
posted March 20th, 2012
Geez..you have a hate on for water shots? I'd rather shoot a drop/crown than a person. I can control the water whereas people blink/move/complain! If I get pissed off, I can smack and swear at the water...that doesn't go over so well with people :)

I've tried 3 times to put some people shots here and it keeps saying invalid data.
The interweb knows they are crap :)
posted March 20th, 2012
I think I'm on the fringe here since there aren't faces, but they are still people. More people shots are definitely on my list of where to improve.



posted March 20th, 2012
Amy
I'll do you one better... I took a selfie with my mini-me, so two people for the price of one!

posted March 20th, 2012
This is probably my favourite people shot from my project. I take many people shots, but don't always choose to upload them for concern over getting permission, depending of course, who it is. If its a stranger, it doesn't feel like an invasion of privacy for some strange reason...



@davetom these are spectacular!
posted March 20th, 2012
my cousin - - for a controversial shot....no, she is neither pregnant nor a smoker....she just plays one in this picture lol
posted March 20th, 2012
just uploaded this one
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
I enjoy doing informal portraits of people I know. This is Basil, an author and film director I know.



posted March 20th, 2012
@davetom
hey no cheating, those images are on another site we shall not mention.
Superb though, I'd fav if they were on here.
Especially the redhead, beautiful picture.
posted March 20th, 2012
@aleksandra beautiful, you can print releases off the internet, but its only for if you wanna sell stuff, don't worry about rights to pics, its a non issue, I shoot models and they don't care where I post stuff as long as they get copies, and I know a ton of photographers who shoot models and don't get releases.
posted March 20th, 2012
@gizathecat
interesting character, great shot.
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 20th, 2012
@tracynugent oooh that is so cute.
posted March 20th, 2012
@fueast hey I'm on the PP now with Louise, that portrait magic, maybe we'll start a renaissance.
posted March 20th, 2012
@chewyteeth Hey congrats. I never said I could keep it up though.
posted March 20th, 2012
Three of us, on Mothers' Day!

posted March 20th, 2012
@mabelkitty
Hey! That's Gasworks Park and the Mukilteo Lighthouse!
posted March 20th, 2012
@gizathecat Yep! :)
posted March 20th, 2012

I guess your right, I just have one!
posted March 20th, 2012
A Candid:


And a couple of portraits


posted March 20th, 2012
@chewyteeth

Sorry... Didn't know the rules that the images had to be stored on this site. I guess that is one reason why one would want to have an "ACE" membership. I just wanted to offer something different.
posted March 20th, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012

posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012

posted March 21st, 2012

posted March 21st, 2012
I do not photograph people well but this is my niece when she came to visit.

posted March 21st, 2012
from today...

posted March 21st, 2012
Here's my "people" shot....

posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
Just did:



posted March 21st, 2012
from an engagement shoot....
posted March 21st, 2012
Today's shot
posted March 21st, 2012
WOW I have alot of flowers and birds.. Guess I need to focus more on people, the few I have are family, but the zombie granddaughter is my favorite..

posted March 21st, 2012
I love the blues!

posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
From today...
posted March 21st, 2012
@elke
Love these!!
posted March 21st, 2012

posted March 21st, 2012

posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
People + emotion
posted March 21st, 2012
Really stepped out of comfort zone today... random stranger eeek.. lol

posted March 21st, 2012
We turn not older with years, but newer everyday...
posted March 21st, 2012
I went and did it again today...

posted March 21st, 2012
Cute silly little person ;P
posted March 21st, 2012
the majority of my project is people shots :)

most recent is:




posted March 21st, 2012
some favs:





posted March 21st, 2012



posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
@beeblebear
genius.
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
I thought Brenda's photo (@liipgloss) today was a compelling people photo! (I hope it's o.k. I'm posting it, Brenda!).

posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
Twins...

posted March 21st, 2012

Okay I took this today, the police eating lunch.
posted March 21st, 2012
@newbie cool, you HDR'd it a little?
posted March 21st, 2012
@chewyteeth Not this one, I think I did on the other one though,(in my other album) but I did quite a bit of B&W processing, painting in shadow etc.
posted March 21st, 2012
@paulaag Like this alot!
posted March 21st, 2012
I love shooting people!!! wait...that sounds really bad, I mean with a camera...





posted March 21st, 2012
@chewyteeth I'm spending hours on this thread, discovering members who I've never seen before, wonderful!! Heres another fave of my own, my daughter Terri : )
posted March 21st, 2012





posted March 21st, 2012
@lorraineb
wow she makes a great model!
posted March 21st, 2012
@rich57 if that first one is a candid and not a setup then you trully are the king of 365, it looks like an album cover from 1989.
posted March 21st, 2012
@chewyteeth haha I pretended to be making a phone call as we all waited to cross the road. Kept thinking it was like Desperately Seeking Susan...
posted March 21st, 2012
I don't take many people shots but here's one of my granddaughter. I would like to be more comfortable taking them.
posted March 21st, 2012
@chewyteeth A pure 'snap shot' the original is awful, it took a lot of work, but I love it!!
posted March 21st, 2012
@mittens practice makes perfect ;)
posted March 21st, 2012
@lorraineb
well you processed it super. I recently was waiting for a model having her makeup done by a MUA and I tried taking shots and they all turned out cheesy wedding cliche style over the MUAs shoulder, this one has class.
posted March 21st, 2012
posted March 21st, 2012
@chewyteeth Thank you : )
posted March 21st, 2012


posted March 21st, 2012


posted March 21st, 2012
@aspada
excellent
except....what were you doing to make that old woman look so frightened!!!
posted March 21st, 2012
Dave I agree with you that people aren't captured enough. in general it seems that there is some fear of invading privacy... I shoot everything and anything that catches my eyes. Less birds unless i get lucky enough to see a humming bird with my camera in hand. Depending on the situation, at times on the weekend i will hunt for an amazing image in the "tourist traps" areas of town... A high variety of types of people.
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
@lorraineb She's gorgeous!
posted March 22nd, 2012
Got some passersby while shooting downtown...

posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
Thought I'd take up the challenge today.
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
Most of my shots lately have been people. But most of them are the "look at the camera and smile" type. Like seeing the variety of people pics on this thread. This one is my girl with her bff:

posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
@suebarni Precious!!!
posted March 22nd, 2012
Nieces on Christmas morning.
posted March 22nd, 2012
My son playing with friend in snow.
posted March 22nd, 2012
candid of a barber shop:
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
Wow, such a great response, confirmation for me that people-photos rule!
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
posted March 22nd, 2012
Okay sorry one more......through doing this 365day project I have realized I like portraits the best...and have more.....
posted March 23rd, 2012
when I started looking, i had more people than i thought! heres a couple


posted March 23rd, 2012
Write a Reply
Sign up for a free account or Sign in to post a comment.