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Post by Matt Quinn » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:50 pm

I arrived at the cobbler at 3 pm, just before Bob was closing early because he was also an amateur "fiddle-player" and had a rehearsal that afternoon. He had been sweeping the floor. I asked if I could take a few photos. He asked me to wait till he got back in "uniform" -- his apron. I showed him the first shot. When he asked why it was in b&w, I explained. He then went to the back of the shop, took down an item from a top shelf and brought it to show me. He had taken a photography course at a community college in California about 40 years ago and still had the b&w print. It was an exercise in dof.

He took off his uniform and I asked him to stand hear the door for the light, which he did. (Photo 2) I showed it to him and he didn't like the light so he knelt by the door and I took photo 1. He approved.

Then his wife came in and told him they had to get ready for the rehearsal. So I left.

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Post by minniev » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:12 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:50 pm
I arrived at the cobbler at 3 pm, just before Bob was closing early because he was also an amateur "fiddle-player" and had a rehearsal that afternoon. He had been sweeping the floor. I asked if I could take a few photos. He asked me to wait till he got back in "uniform" -- his apron. I showed him the first shot. When he asked why it was in b&w, I explained. He then went to the back of the shop, took down an item from a top shelf and brought it to show me. He had taken a photography course at a community college in California about 40 years ago and still had the b&w print. It was an exercise in dof.

He took off his uniform and I asked him to stand hear the door for the light, which he did. (Photo 2) I showed it to him and he didn't like the light so he knelt by the door and I took photo 1. He approved.

Then his wife came in and told him they had to get ready for the rehearsal. So I left.

Matt
Nice, and good to see you working on some casual portraits. I agree with his choice, though I do like the contest in some of the others.
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:29 pm

Thanks Minnie. Matt
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Post by St3v3M » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:06 am

Matt Quinn wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:50 pm
I arrived at the cobbler at 3 pm, just before Bob was closing early because he was also an amateur "fiddle-player" and had a rehearsal that afternoon. He had been sweeping the floor. I asked if I could take a few photos. He asked me to wait till he got back in "uniform" -- his apron. I showed him the first shot. When he asked why it was in b&w, I explained. He then went to the back of the shop, took down an item from a top shelf and brought it to show me. He had taken a photography course at a community college in California about 40 years ago and still had the b&w print. It was an exercise in dof.

He took off his uniform and I asked him to stand hear the door for the light, which he did. (Photo 2) I showed it to him and he didn't like the light so he knelt by the door and I took photo 1. He approved.

Then his wife came in and told him they had to get ready for the rehearsal. So I left.

Matt
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Post by Matt Quinn » Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:27 pm

Agree. Matt
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