I take a lot of photos of people, and this image was a quick shot I took of my good friend Rich at the Worldwide Photowalk in July. But even though it didn’t take much setting up or preparation, there are so many things about this image that I like … sometimes the best portraits are the ones you didn’t know you were going to take. :) It’s a genuine expression, there is a nice soft light on his face, I really like the catchlights in his eyes and there’s even a nice hair-light in the back. You just gotta love natural lighting … it’s the best light there is!
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