Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2004/10/22

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Subject: [Leica] W--I--D--E Portraits
From: nbeddoe at (Beddoe, Neil)
Date: Fri Oct 22 02:22:01 2004

That is a very very good portrait.  Putting him in the window light is very

You should be very careful about quoting him like that, no matter how
cryptic you feel it is.  The degree of the present incumbent's paranoia and
malice cannot be underestimated and life could be made very difficult for
your subject.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Daniel
Sent: Friday, October 22, 2004 8:13 AM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] W--I--D--E Portraits

> The point of using a wide lens in portraiture is to give context to the
> subject.
> It is borne from editorial and documentary photography more than
> classical portraits.

I like the 24 for this kind of portrait:
I had to take away the caption. Too many addresses in Zimbabwe were
picking it up through Google. Him and I talked for about 30 minutes.
Towards the end he said: "It was better under S." Most 40 or over will
know who S. is.

are a couple more.
(Usch ... lousy scan. It's a PAW from 2002. Live and learn). Actually a
lot of those on that page are with the 24.


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