portraits, i guess

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I set an ambitious goal this week: portraits. It didn’t go so great.

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I’m not what one would refer to as a ‘people person’. I’m not good at putting people at ease when taking portraits, so they tend to come out awkward.

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This tends to cause some amount of displeasure from the subject. There should have been nine photos in this post, but two of them were unacceptable.

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Yeah. What you’re seeing aren’t even the worst of the bunch. In retrospect I should have allowed more time for these things. I don’t know of anyone who gets lots of good portraits with the proposition, “Hey, I know we’re leaving in 5 minutes and you’re tired, but can I take your picture really fast?”. That’s how this week went, so the results are unsurprising.

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I ended up giving up on the idea, because it got too frustrating.

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I don’t know. I feel like I might be over portraits. It’s just too hard.