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American Portraits: No. 19 by Nullermanden American Portraits: No. 19 by Nullermanden
June 1st, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts

'Paul'


Not much of a story to this one, unfortunately - saw him sitting on a bench, reading a newspaper, before an annoying, danish brat asked him for a portrait!

Kids these days...

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DiscoUrb Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
I love it ! the texture is amazing but I wonder how could you obtain it cause I've got a 350D too and i never had this result.Do you work on it after taken it or is it natural light ?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Well it's all about the postprocessing, really :) All my portraits are taken on the street in natural light, so it's just a matter of editing in Photoshop! If you want to, you can go to ~Nullerpsd and check out some of the old photoshop-files I uploaded for people to look through :)
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Gilks Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2008
You are very talented!!
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verloreneseele Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007
wow. his face tells stories...
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anderton Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
I like this one, he looks like an older version of my father :)
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MissusHow Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007  Student Artist
aww, you're not danish...I mean, a brat.

uh.

right.


his glasses are just like my uncles.
They don't sell that kind any more.
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gapgirl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart:
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Bambiman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
awesome work, as always!
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rHytHm123 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
nice to see you on dA again. you still in USA?
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northernmonkeyz Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
Great work mate!
Lovely to see some new stuff!!!
Best wishes!
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cursed-soul Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007
You have had more luck than me,
Sometimes i see a person with a very characteristic face.. I kindly ask if I can make a picture.. and then its "No".
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Silent-Exposure Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007   Photographer
I love him lol.. well the photo of him. You are so good at taking bloody photos! I absolutely adore portraits and you rock at taking them. lol :D
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DigitalDayne Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
how did u get random people portraits like didnt they ask why you wanted them?

and do u make any money taking pictures?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
A lot of people did wonder why, yeah. I told them what I was doing - working on a series of portraits of american people - and if they asked why I wanted their portrait in particular, I said they had a very interesting or unique face.

And no, not really... I make a couple of bucks here and there, shooting for friends and family, and I sell a print or two online - but I hardly make a living off of it!
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DigitalDayne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
wow dood i wish i was you you can make so much money with your good pictures!

geese teach me photoshop and i can do it too lol
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
I can't make nearly as much money as you think, mate :lmao:

Apart from a contest I won, I haven't made more than 1-200 dollars from photography ever since I started. It's harder than you think ; )
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DigitalDayne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
do weddings i got offered 400 already and im way less talented then you
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Oh, been there, done that - and I'm not doing it again. The lighting in danish churches is horrible, and I just don't have the guts to be responsible for pictures like that :fear:
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DigitalDayne Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
haha aww


well thats how u can make money i would buy your stuff

thats wild u dotn make money
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Well if you'd buy my stuff, I do have it up on a print website... =P
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AltoidAddict1517 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I love his expression, and the way his eyes aren't as lit up as in the other portraits.

The contrast between his skin and his facial hair is AMAZING. But your portraits always have good contrast.

He certainly appears to be a hairy man... lolz

^-^
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Knecke Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
He looks a bit frightened, guess that's why the conversation went on.. Neat work though, as usual :)
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Manlarr Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007   Photographer
brilliant :clap:
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miakke Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007   Photographer
oh score! more photos from you! happy day! love this one. his glasses are just lovely
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abwhore Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I literally gasped when I saw this.
I really really love it and can't explain why.
And I love his expression, it's like "You want to take a picture of /me/?"
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StratocasterUK Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Again, it's brilliant.

I must ask, what lens do you use?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 - my favourite portrait-lens :) Its focus is off though (because a shop messed up a repair), so I've had some problems with it - which is why I've had to scrap a handful of portraits, because they were out of focus.

Apart from that though, it's a bloody good lens - and not that expensive either :)
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StratocasterUK Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I'll look into the lens. ;)
Someone else recommended the 50mm f1.8 to me, so I'll take a look at both. I'm looking for something with a big apeture to give me the shallow DOF that I want. Obviously, they don't have to be really extreme, as it would save lens changing a lot.

I'm currently using the 18-55mm kit lens that came with my 350D. Do you use any other lenses?

It's a shame the shop messed up the repair. Could you not take it back and show them the problem?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I can and I will show them the problem, that's for sure :P Only problem is that I'm in the states right now, so... yeah, I'll do it when I get back ;)

I have the kit lens like you do, and then a couple extras: Sigma 15mm f/2.8 fisheye, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 and Canon 50mm f/1.8. I don't use the 50mm anymore - I kinda just left it to collect dust after buying the 24-70mm. I like having the ability to zoom a little in and out when it comes to the portraits, so...

It's a really fast lens though, and probably one of the cheapest ones out there - so I wouldn't try and talk you out of buying it ;)
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StratocasterUK Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
I'll start bargain hunting then! =P
Thanks a lot for your help and advice. It's really appreciated. ;)

Keep up the great work, and if you've got a moment, take a quick peek at my gallery. Thanks!
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DaYBeaTxXx Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Professional Photographer
Good work! number 19!
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
w00t! Yes!

And the last of the series just got put up to. Now no more portraits for a while :giggle:
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teenyxtinyxtina Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting pic, why didn't you ask him like you did all the other ones?
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
"...before an annoying, danish brat asked him for a portrait!"

I did :giggle:
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teenyxtinyxtina Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
No, sorry, I wasn't clear. Ask him about his life, what he does, etc etc.
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Nullermanden Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Oh... well sometimes the conversation just doesn't happen - and I move on to not make them feel uncomfortable or change their mind :)
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