Street Portrait Istanbul

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by flatrace, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. flatrace

    flatrace New to Leica Place

    Feb 15, 2014
    Hi all:

    this is my first contribution to the group: just came back from a trip to Istanbul and used my new leica M with 50 mm lens : passed this elderly man at the old spice market who was waiting on his son to pick him up : he kindly agreed for me to take his photo : wish I had the leica monochrome ... maybe my next leica ;)

    Would love to hear your advice


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    XVARIOR Leica Place Regular

    Dec 9, 2013
    How did you managed to be in Istanbul and make one portrait only! You should have came back with 1 hundred :)
    The fact that you approached your subject and asked for a picture that means you had the time to think your framing options. This pictures would have been much stronger with a different composition. I also wished the lines on his polo match the flow of those on the wall!

    The XVarior
  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    Welcome aboard to Leica Place, and to Leica Photography.

    We have an Introduction forum-

    If you are new to rangefinders, it takes a little time to get used to the "focus spot" being in the center of the image. With some practice, you can focus and then frame the subject to fill more of the frame.
  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    May 1, 2013
    Hi, and welcome! If you could have turned to look up or down the street with your subject, it would likely have been a stronger photo. As is, a bit of crop would help, and b/w conversion in post would be good to try.
  5. flatrace

    flatrace New to Leica Place

    Feb 15, 2014
    Thanks actually I took more photographs but haven't had the time to share them all yet so keep watching this space :)
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