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I wanted to do some portraits of my Grandfather for my Mom for Mother's Day.

He's 93 but still very active - still bowls every week, although he has given up on golf the last couple of years. Here are some shots from his house. I was planning on using two lights, but I could only plug in one (since most of his house plugs only have 2 prongs and I only had one extension cord with me).

Let me know which you prefer...





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May 07, 2013 at 01:28 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


These are lovely portraits and he looks great I like 1, 2 & 4


May 07, 2013 at 01:32 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


Nice job!!! No. 1 is by far my fave, not even close. I would have liked No. 3, but you've got to pull his pant legs down.


May 07, 2013 at 01:39 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


These are all great. #1 for me.


May 07, 2013 at 02:45 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


Super


May 07, 2013 at 03:02 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


These are very nice. I'm torn between 1 and 4. #4 has a very bright, cheery feel to it, and I like the side light and separation from the background. In 4, there's more environment that shows his very nice house (and bonus pictures of him to our left) and even though the BG is more in focus, you still have nice separation, because he's a good stop or so brighter - however that picture frame cutting through him kinda bugs me.

BTW your grandpa looks stinkin' awesome at 93. Holy cow.

--David



May 07, 2013 at 04:18 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


All very nice, but another vote for #1. The balance of lighting - subject to background - is well done.


May 07, 2013 at 05:22 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


#1 is my favorite. He seems like an interesting man.


May 07, 2013 at 05:52 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


Yes, number 1 is the shot, by far.


May 07, 2013 at 07:58 AM
 



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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


Thanks everyone. I like 1 and 4 too, but thought 3 was kinda fun with his old man pants jacked up and the high socks


May 07, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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BTW your grandpa looks stinkin' awesome at 93. Holy cow.

--David


Thanks. He still drives (during the day) and has a more active social life than I do! Hopefully I have his genes



May 07, 2013 at 01:00 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


I like 1, it reminded me of Larry Sultan's portraits of his parents. I've always loved that series.






May 07, 2013 at 02:09 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


friscoron wrote:
Nice job!!! No. 1 is by far my fave, not even close.

Very nice...shows him in HIS space, and technically is a good image.

I have a father close to his age and I'd LOVE to create an image like that. Nice work!



May 07, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


All are great, but I'll vote for #1. And vote that you are very lucky to have a Dad who looks like this, and a Mom who will appreciate the photos.


May 08, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


Hands down #1 for me. In many cases the centering of the subject and the seemingly symmetrical sides of the room wouldn't work for a composition but here I think it adds nicely.

The only nit in my opinion is the awkwardness of the picture frame behind your grandfather. I'd be curious how a lower angle would have looked, enough to hide the frame behind his back.

#4 looks like there's a shutter curtain/ sync issue going on.



May 08, 2013 at 01:30 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


#3. He's got attitude. This guy has some life left and looks like he could do some fun stuff. At 93 if one can capture the "tude" it could make for some interesting photos. The room in #1 is classic. Who has rooms like that anymore? Great tie.


May 09, 2013 at 02:04 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


1 and 3 are great...

Looks like his favorite color is brown. I like how his tie matches the wallpaper!



May 09, 2013 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 93 Year Old Grandfather


Number 1 is great, and i think would lend itself to a vintage sepiatone treatment with all the browns.

Great shot.



May 11, 2013 at 04:57 AM





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