Today's Walk in Downtown Austin. Part One.
I went out for a walk with two cameras, which is unusual for me. I didn't use one of them at all, which is most unusual for me. The one I used should be familiar enough to you by now. It was the Olympus EP3 and the lens on it was the 45mm 1.8.
I walked along with one camera over my left shoulder and the Pen on a strap in the middle of my chest. As I walked along Colorado St. I saw a fun, old fashion telephone handset re-conceived for the iphone. The handset was in a window display so I went into the shop to see what the handset was all about. I bought one. And as I pulled out my credit card to pay for my purchase I looked up and directly into the eyes of this sales person. Of course I asked her if I could make a portrait. She was fine with that and her two associates were quick to point out that she'd recently been in a photograph in Tribeza Magazine.
I thought this person was interesting enough to deserve her own blog post.
Here is a variation:
Technical Details: Close in with the EP3 and the 45mm 1.8. Shot as raw files. Aperture automatic. f3.5, 1/30th of a second exposure time. AWB. Face Detection AF, closest eye.
If you smile and ask most people are happy to collaborate with you to make a photograph.
The top image was post processed in Snapseed. The bottom photo was post processed in Lightroom.