Portrait 3

During this month, I am sharing some of my preferred portraits.

Every time you will see a different person, and yet they will have a common feature, their facial expressions sharing many deep emotions. Their expressions told me that they were perhaps remembering, dreaming, forgetting, or simply contemplating life with peace of mind.

I felt privileged to capture a second of their lives. It is up to all of us to imagine each one of their life’s stories.

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I am posting for the Photo Rehab. The Photo Rehab is a community to share photos, learn from each other and connect. Want to know more about it?

In December 2014, after completing the Photo101 course, I opened the Photo Rehab Event in this blog, a ‘healing clinic’, for all of us who love photography (hobbyists, amateurs, pro-shooters and enthusiasts) who missed the course and daily interaction with other photobloggers.

I am always inspired by the photos shared within our community of photobloggers, and for that I want to share my enthusiasm with you.

You can visit all other photos of all patients here: Photo Rehab 

MEET THE PATIENTS

Here are all 41 participants since January 2015.  Go and check their wonderful blogs as well.

ACBistro

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AngelineM’s blog

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Angle and Views

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Andy Townend 

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Artistic License of Life 

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Artihorseshit

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Atelier Azure

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Bad Fish Out of Water

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Belgian Streets

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Beespeak

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Cardinal Guzman 

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Chris Breebaart

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Deb’s World

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Eclecticoddsnsods

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ForestWoodFolkArt

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Giving Thought Giving Sight 

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ImaniKingBlog

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Japan Can Mix

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Jill’s Scene

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Laura Gabrielle Feasey

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Lisa Dorenfest

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Mara Eastern 

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Musings from a Frequent Flying Scientist

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My Story by Teresa

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My Red Page

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My First DSLR Camera

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Mymiacreations

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Oosterman Treats Blog

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Project Easier 

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Perelincolors

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Perspectives on

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Photoquest 

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Restart Urgently Needed

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Rubyspolaroid

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Snapshots Snippets and Scribbles 

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Silver Threading 

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Susan’s Photo 101

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Through the Lens of My Life 

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The Light Inside Us.

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Trigger Happy 

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Viaja2

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Restless Jo 

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On Pets and Prisoners 

070 Through My Eyes

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HOW TO JOIN THE PHOTO REHAB

Time: The Clinic is open 24 x 7

Camera: You can use any camera, from DSLR, mirrorless, compact, to smartphones.

Theme: Bring your creativity and photograph a theme of your liking in B&W or Color. With or without edition. We like learning techniques as well, if you want to share it with everyone.

Who can join: Anyone can join. All you need is passion. Passion to speak up through images – or words, if you may want to add your thoughts to it as well – showing what you see and how much that is important to you.

You can do a self-examination. If you detect any of the following symptoms, as carefully described by Albert from the blog Trigger Happy, come and join us: “Withdrawal symptoms may include the incessant need to carry your camera everywhere with you, the need to wake up in the wee hours to take photos during the golden hour, and checking up on others you met during the course to see what their newfound knowledge has brought fruit to.”

How does it work:

  1. Shoot a photo.
  2. Prepare your post and publish it. Remember to Pingback to this post and to use the tag #PhotoRehab so that we can find your post in the WP reader.
  3. Add your photo to the link provided below. In this way, you expose your photo to the other participants and the audience of the Photo Rehab.
  4. Here is the link to add your photos. Knock the wall of the Clinic… and click on the image below:

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Sharing my views and experiences with words and photos - taken with diverse angles - influenced by the multicultural countries I have lived and worked. I studied Psychology and have an MBA. After working for corporates, I became an entrepreneur and consultant. Cycling, hiking, windsurfing, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photographing, are no longer just hobbies listed in a resume.

51 thoughts on “Portrait 3

  1. That’s a face with character. Do you ask their permission? Or do you take the pictures surreptitiously? Sometimes the photo comes out better if they don’t know their photo is being taken. But I wouldn’t want to pop up on someone’s blog without my knowing. What’s your view on this?

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    1. Hi Babe. Apologies. Shame on me as it took me so long to read your comment and reply to it. Next time I am on vacations I amy not schedule posts as it proved very difficult to resume blogging activities and reply to all earlier comments, while having a life, obviously.

      Indeed this man’s face speaks loud about character. No I don’t ask for permission. If people don’t know, I can capture the true expression instead of conscious ones.

      I have answered this before to someone else. My view is simple. I am not a photographer and am not selling anyone’s photos. I am out in the streets making photos openly and people sometimes notice, after I have shot them, and don’t mind. And sometimes they don’t even notice and move away.

      I don’t photograph kids unless it’s from my family.

      I post only here on my blog, merely with an artistic purpose, and I treat the photos with respect.

      From all I could read, it is perfectly ok to shoot people while in the streets.

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  2. Your portraits never cease to amaze me. I love your choice of “subjects” as well, I always find faces marked with age and experience more interesting than classically beautiful young faces.

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    1. First, please forgive me for this late reply. Catching up with replied made during vacations has been a challenge!
      And I missed to read such a wonderful comment! Thank you so much, Mara. I don’t prefer to photograph young faces because they are just beautiful. Faces marked with age and experience speak volumes to me. I am attracted to them in the streets and sometimes I wish I had had a camera with me. But even when I don’t have, it is enough to just watch them.

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    1. Hi trablogger, I am so sorry to reply after such a long time. I am still answering to comments from my vacations time!
      I hadn’t thought of Gabriel Garcia Marques but you have a point there.
      I had made all these portraits in March and had not yet posted any of them. When planning may vacations I post edited them and scheduled all the portraits’ posts. The most difficult part has been to catch up with the backlog of comments.
      Thanks!

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            1. Of course I do, and who am
              I to complain? I haven’t yet been able to come back to the same routine I had where I had dedicated slots to read and comment on other blogs, and resume my own blog activities.
              It’s been madness. I reduced my participation in challenges because of that.

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