Environmental Portraits

Waiting for the prey 

Waiting for the prey 

Today I seduced some members of the Hanoi Photo Club to come to another Photo Walk. This time around the West Lake. As we still had the theme about candid street portraits we walked along the shore of the West Lake just doing this kind of photography. 

Asking and shooting at once - seems to be candid enough for me

Asking and shooting at once - seems to be candid enough for me

Everyone could get some good images due to her/his style. From waiting "hunters" to get some  new prey, dogs getting agonised by a good rubbing down, washing this off as fast as possible to young men who liked to being punctured for 10 years as a human canvas. All in all a great walk in my opinion.

how smitten by soap arghhhh

how smitten by soap arghhhh

Wonderful to get rid of this foam

Wonderful to get rid of this foam

Not so sure - Am I BAT MAN????

Not so sure - Am I BAT MAN????

Human canvas, painted in 10 years time

We could close it with a needed refreshment and what other joy could you imagine as to stumble in a Bia Hoi at the lake. You might have heard only on noise ......zisch........ cold beer running down our throats. Cheers!!

Everyone eager for a drink

Everyone eager for a drink

To keep in line with the theme I thought a good idea for the next week assignment would be:

"Environmental Portraits"

I think that the best portraits tell a story about the subject when you view them. The best way to do this is to photograph them in their environment. It will be a little harder as you have to approach them and ask for permission. If you are feeling uncomfortable look around you and think of all the things your friends are doing. May be there is one who is willing to be your subject. Use background, props, and pose them accordingly to tell your and as well their story as best as possible. Photograph them at work, at home, or in their favourite place. Hope you'll have a great time.

Get the lens cap off and flex your trigger finger.