Stephen Tolfrey / Portrait 14 of 50


Tall Paul (shot taken – Embankment, London):

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Taller, wiser and richer… am still working on the third.

Q. Where would you like to be right now?
A. Somewhere that makes you go ‘wow!’

Q. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
A.  The person who has the answers to the questions we’d all like to know.

 

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Peter Alberti / Portrait 3 of 50


Patricia – Taken in Barnes
Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. Secretary

Q. Where would you like to be right now?
A. I’m quite happy where I am now, although I would like to be more comfortable and have more money.

Q. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
A. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Canon EOS M Street Photography

Canon’s new EOS M will be an interesting camera for street photographers. The larger sensor size should allow for nice shallow depth of field and better performance in low light. But the lens range of Micro 43 is well matured with some lovely lenses from Olympus and Leica.

EOS M Sample Street Photo

Sample of the EOS M in use on the street. Contrast is good and details are sharp.

The Canon is launching into a crowded market. But in the end it will come down to whether it’s the right camera for your style of street shooting. The small size and high image quality is going to give micro four thirds cameras a run for their money.

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50 Faces Project

The 50 Faces Project is a shared photography challenge to encourage people to take more portraits and to have their portraits tell a real story. As well as the photography, each portrait includes three questions, one each about the subject’s past, present and future.

50 Faces Project

The Fifty Faces Project challenges you to shoot 50 portraits of your friends, family and community.

The challenge is to capture 50 portraits of people we see regularly ranging from our friends and family to our community and workplace. It seems easier than the 100 Strangers Project but it’ll be challenge for me to shoot people I wouldn’t normally ask to sit for a portrait.

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Peter Thomson / Portrait 2 of 50


Klaus (Taken at Regents Park, London on GF2 with Panasonic 14mm lens)

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Astronaut

2. Where abouts would you like to be right now?
A creative startup incubator filled with talented, happy people producing disruptive and humanitarian/wellness focused solutions. A challenging and rewarding environment that’s a real hive of activity and collaboration.

3. Who do you look to for inspiration?
Richard Branson

Inspiration / John Yager

John Yager did his 50 Faces Project in 50 days and used a 50mm lens. 50 Faces Project

I’ll probably take a bit longer than that but he’s given me a rev up to get out and shoot more. Also, for me the 50 Faces Project is a nice soft warm up where I can shoot friends and family and get myself comfortable with portraits before I take on shooting strangers.

Stephen Tolfrey / Portrait 7 of 50

Laura (shot taken – Chesham, Bucks):

Q. What did you want to be when you grew up?
A. I wanted to be a vet (I then developed an awful needle phobia!)

Q. Where would you like to be right now?
A. I’d currently like to be laying on a beach soaking up the sun!

Q. If you could be anyone for a day, who would it be?
A.  I’d probably be someone living in a 3rd world country just so I could appreciate what I have now a bit more. I know I take too much for granted.