Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Vivi's Bridge Camera Challenge: Portraits


A portrait is a classic photograph designed to capture a person. Typically it is face on, but the person doesn't necessarily have to be focused on the camera. The subject can be distracted by something in the distance or daydreaming. They can be serious or sassy, colorful or black and white. Portraits come in many shapes and sizes. - www.thephotoargus.com

I love capturing emotions, but I prefer outdoor photography and natural lighting. I am not challenged by studio photography, and kind of awkward too! I hate sitting in the studio being asked to look there, or move to the left/right... or powder my nose... or straighten my hair... haha , so I will never do that to my subjects. I want them to be carefree as much as possible so my shots are mostly "stolen" , I capture more emotions that way. 

I hope you will enjoy my photos, I have taken them from my travels and right in our own backyard!Smiley  

a kid from Siem Reap, Cambodia

 a performer from Florence, Italy

a kid from Venice, Italy

an old man from Rome, Italy

a Performer from Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia
a Performer from Sunway Lagoon, Malaysia
my niece Gail  at home (always my best model) 
my godson Jaymar at Anawangin Cove, Philippines

a friend's niece from Klang, Malaysia
my nephew Gian at home...
my super hyper niece Gail at home...

Camera Used:   Panasonic Lumix Fz35
Photographer:    Vivi

Thanks for viewing!! Until next Challenge!    Smiley  






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33 comments:

  1. i liked the one with stranger from Rome, very detailed, very creative, i can feel his thought :)

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  2. I love Gail's black and white photo. She looks very lovable and cute.
    Truly great shots you have here.Keep up!

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  3. I like all your photo's especially the performer from Florence parang rebulto.

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  4. WOW. Each photo is very special. I like portraits too. Yan ang hilig ko sa photography. I like the photo of your niece Gail, that for me is the best of them all. :)

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    1. Thanks so much! That's one of my favorite too, I snapped a hundred photo of her and only this one came out good! Wows, but well worth it... ;-)

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  5. I would like that one day, I'll be able to take photos as beautiful as these. But I am still trying out my hand with my camera and I still don't know when will I ever advance from being a newbie. I like that pic entitled "a kid from Cambodia".

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  6. First look at the performer from Florence looks like a stone. Nice camera angle shots!

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  7. 1st one, last one and the old man are my favorite! galing

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  8. i like the black and white effects especially the first one the effects of the photo is stunning....thanks

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  9. different faces that shows different emotions.. portraits tells some mystery behind it... PS great shoots in black-and-white :)

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  10. These are really lovely portraits I can't decide which one is my fave. Maybe the godson, that friend's niece but then I like that stranger in paradise err... Rome. With you on capturing more emotions thru stolen shots. Naiinis ako minsan kung pinapapose ako ba't hindi nalang shoot ng shoot, I won't mind ;)

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    1. True! Ako din awkward pag Nasa studio with so many artificial lights. Nakakahiya pa mag pose... ;-)

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  11. You are quite the traveler aren't you? I like the performer in Florence.

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  12. each photo is uniquely taken in its way but the last one stands out for me.

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  13. Wow You Have a Good Shot Every click ....

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  14. Great shots. Keep up the good work! The last photo looks like a painting.:)

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    1. Thank you so much! I am more encourage to post knowing a lot of people are enjoying the pics.. Salamat! ;)

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  15. "I love capturing moments, I am more comfortable with natural light so I do a lot of outdoor photography. Most of these shots are stolen shots, I capture more emotions that way... " - I believe you'd made your statement! Kudos! Great shots as always!

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  16. I just love portraits like these. I most love the two portraits on the kids of Cambodia. Super nice

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  17. True emotions of a human being are very well captured if they are done in a stolen shots. Looking at your pictures taken is impressive.

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  18. People are one of the most challenging subjects in photog. You really need to have perfect timing to capture the moment. That's why I'm sticking to food. I just need color and good lighting. Lol. :)

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    1. Hehe lalo na kids, you have to keep on snapping photos and pili ka nalang later coz they won't sit still!! ;-)

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  19. love the stranger from rome and the b&w photo of the kid named gail! such nice photos dear!! i should be starting to update my photography as well I'm a beginner but i guess a long way to go before i can have gorgeous photos like this! good job dear!! xx god bless!! http://tauyanm.blogspot.com/

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  20. Nice.. Great portraits. Gustong-gusto ko yung last.. balck and white, pero it's very nice. Ganda din ng mga candid shots. Minsan, dun mo makikita talaga ang emosyon ng tao.. genuine emotions. :D Ganun madalas ginagawa ko.. stolen shots. haha. Not an expert in taking pictures, pero mahilig lang ako magpicture. point and shoot.. :p

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  21. Well done! sooner or later you'll be professional. Goodluck!

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  22. Great pictures Ms. Vivi! :) What I love about this post is that each picture conveys a different emotion. And natural emotions talaga, hindi yung staged. Nice! ^__^ Have you considered going professional po? :)

    Btw, I'm actually scouting for an upgrade to my Sony Cybershot point and shoot (don't have a dslr, hehe) and from your pics, I can see that maganda pala ang Lumix. Nalilito na tuloy ako, hehe.

    Have a nice day! Followed you on GFC. I love travel blogs! ^____^

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    1. Hi Karla! Thanks for dropping by! ;-) my lumix is actually an old model.. Hehe dami Nya na upgrade now but I'm still ok with it so no plans of changing pa. I'm not a dslr user kaya Medyo hiya ako to aspire as "photographer" eh.. But I'm getting a lot of good feedback so go go go na ako.... I love my fixed kens camera! You can lumix too for sure you will love laica lens ng lumix.. ;)

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  23. ganda ng snapshots. i like the first photo .

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  24. Nice pics! I love the 3rd one. :)

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  25. great shots! and you used a compact camera for these?

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  26. All pictures are beautifully taken...But I love the last photo much... So innocent and yet you can see the cuteness...:D

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  27. ganda ng mga shot lalo na Saigon Park, Saigon Vietnam.love it :)

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