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Portraits of Strangers by Ibarionex Perello

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Preparing for the Moment

Now, we are out in the street, where I most want to be. I can feel the nervousness building in my stomach. My hands are glazed with a thin film of sweat. I am doubting whether getting out today was a good idea. I could be home watching Netflix and binge viewing episodes of Breaking Bad. No, I’m here to make pictures. So, let’s do it. I slow down and begin walking, looking for my first photograph of the outing. Once I find it and make the shot, I move past my nervousness and begin to really enjoy my day.

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Nikon F4, 35mm lens, 1/500sec at f/4, ISO 64

Paying Attention to the Light

Even before I’ve made my first photograph, ...

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