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p.1 #1 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Congratulations to DmitriM for winning Feature Thread of the Week with 6 votes - View Previous Winners


I recently came back from Uganda and Rwanda where I spent some time. Wonderful countries with friendly people. Both are poor,but not the worst in Africa.

I have more pictures with more of the story on the blog(including a few animal and mountain gorilla images) for those who have interest:

Uganda and Rwanda portraits images blog


I previously posted these sets here in case anyone want to take a look as well:
2013: Morocco Portraits
2012: Ethiopia Portraits(NSFW)


1.A portrait of woman is sitting near her house and cleaning rice. She then will sell the rice along with few other items and use the money to buy a chicken for Christmas dinner.






2. A family portrait I took in one of the villages in Uganda






3. A really shy boy from a Bushmen tribe in Rwanda.






4. Lake Buyoni.It's located ~ 1950 meters above sea level






5. This is a bar in one of the villages in Uganda( appx 2500 meters above sea level








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Mar 24, 2014 at 08:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits



6.
Couldn't pass by this woman while exploring another village in Western part of Uganda






7.
Boys playing soccer while looking after their cattle.






8. Another photo of a woman from a Bushmen tribe in Rwanda.







Mar 24, 2014 at 08:48 PM
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p.1 #3 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Howdy!

Excellent photos!

I enjoyed seeing these. (And I have enjoyed seeing others you posted in years past.)

Thanks for sharing them here.



Mar 24, 2014 at 09:04 PM
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p.1 #4 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Very beautiful images. The portraits are very moving. The non-portraits are very interesting as well.

TFS!



Mar 24, 2014 at 09:48 PM
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p.1 #5 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits



This is just really beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

One small nit. You Canadians play way too much hockey. The kids in No. 7 are definitely not playing soccer, but rather either American football or rugby -- do they kick the ball like that in rugby?



Mar 24, 2014 at 09:54 PM
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p.1 #6 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


All are really good but I think #6 is simply great!
Thanks for sharing.
Greg



Mar 24, 2014 at 09:58 PM
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p.1 #7 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Thank you for the feedback

The ball in number 7 was given to them by a tourist(probably an American lol) and it's all they have. Their typical soccer ball is made from a bunch of plastic bags wrapped together in ball with some kind of material.



Mar 25, 2014 at 12:00 AM
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p.1 #8 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Dmitri,

On your trips like this, which items of gear did you find most useful (best to take or use) or "not really needed" for your images in this location?

For example, did you use many different cameras/lenses or just a single rig?

Also, what would you do differently if you returned to that location?

Any lessons learned?

______________________

Also, the photos of the animals are very nice, the gorilla is impressive (and it is doubly impressive one touched you).

Keep up the good work!



Mar 25, 2014 at 12:04 AM
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p.1 #9 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


WOW WOW WOW! I checked out the blog, loved them all. Been to Morocco, and can't wait to return anywhere on that African continent. But especially them Ethiopian pics, just wow! Thanks for sharing!



Mar 25, 2014 at 03:16 AM
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p.1 #10 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


These are splendid mate...really like the moody light and processing on them too.


Mar 25, 2014 at 03:17 AM
 



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p.1 #11 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Thank you everyone.


Steady Hand wrote:
Dmitri,

On your trips like this, which items of gear did you find most useful (best to take or use) or "not really needed" for your images in this location?

For example, did you use many different cameras/lenses or just a single rig?

Also, what would you do differently if you returned to that location?

Any lessons learned?

______________________

Also, the photos of the animals are very nice, the gorilla is impressive (and it is doubly impressive one touched you).

Keep up the good work!


Thank you,

I use 2 cameras - 5d III plus 2 lenses 70-200L 2.8 and 35 1.4). At one point I wished I had something like a 15mm to capture a landscape,but I still wouldn't bring it(if I owned it) if I had to do it over since I am not much into landscapes and more into people photography.
Loved playing around with the newly acquired Canon 300D filter+70-200 for some macro shots.
Wouldn't change a thing.



Mar 25, 2014 at 03:04 PM
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p.1 #12 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


DmitriM wrote:
Thank you everyone.


Thank you,

I use 2 cameras - 5d III plus 2 lenses 70-200L 2.8 and 35 1.4). At one point I wished I had something like a 15mm to capture a landscape,but I still wouldn't bring it(if I owned it) if I had to do it over since I am not much into landscapes and more into people photography.
Loved playing around with the newly acquired Canon 300D filter+70-200 for some macro shots.
Wouldn't change a thing.


Thank you for answering my questions.



Mar 25, 2014 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #13 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


I really like these! The first one is my favorite by far !


Mar 25, 2014 at 07:14 PM
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p.1 #14 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Dmitri - Always look forward to your posts, and these are truly wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon



Mar 25, 2014 at 07:23 PM
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p.1 #15 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Dmitri,
These are terrific images- especially the portraits.
I like that you occasionally shoot your portraits "loose" enough to include some of the surroundings. It also helps me to realize that they are not just studio shots , because they are such high quality that they look as though they COULD be.
Charlie



Mar 26, 2014 at 08:53 PM
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p.1 #16 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Thanks guys


Apr 04, 2014 at 10:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


A grand series, i also enjoyed your Morocco pictures. You're quite talented.

Go Canada Go !

:-)



Apr 05, 2014 at 01:24 AM
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p.1 #18 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


terrific pictures, indeed.


Apr 05, 2014 at 01:46 AM
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p.1 #19 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Out of this/my world fantastic.


Apr 05, 2014 at 01:55 AM
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p.1 #20 · **Africa** Rwanda and Uganda Portraits


Fantastic captures.


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