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Portraits of Strangers by Ibarionex Perello

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The Approach

So, you’ve prepared as much as possible. You’ve familiarized yourself with your camera and you are carefully evaluating the scene for light, shadow, and potential backgrounds. It’s time to discover and approach a subject and make a photograph. The butterflies are fluttering in your stomach, but you know that you are ready for the moment and just have to take that first step to making something special happen.

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Samsung NX300, 45mm lens, 1/1000sec at f/2.8, ISO 100

The First Shot of the Day

Every time I hit the street, especially when I have been away from it for a while, I feel that all-too-familiar sense of anxiety, fear, and even ...

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