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Stranger 7 by dannyst Stranger 7 by dannyst
I saw her sitting on the stairs outside of a mall, talking with her friend. It seemed like a lively discussion. She was the first girl I’ve approached for this project. When I asked “Is it ok if I take your picture?” she comfortably said “Sure.” I was pleasantly surprised, but was still very nervous. As I took this photograph, I was actually struggling.. thinking: “Steadyyy… man, I hope she doesn’t notice my camera shaking.”

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TomFawls Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Photographer
It's a great shot; not a hint of camera shake! 

I am impressed by your bravery. :D I have to admit, I tend to use a 400mm zoom when taking street shots, so I rarely ask folks (which means I never have a model release and cannot sell many of my candid portrait images). 

Guess I'm just a coward. ;)
DRillustration Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
the worst they can say is "No" :), its worth being denied a few times i think :P
TomFawls Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Photographer
True. although, even without the release, one can use them on display and, not that I've ever had one, in gallery shows. :)

I was lucky enough to spend 6 months in Singapore in 2014. I miss it. :)
DRillustration Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh do you not require a release for work submitted to an exhibition?

this is very right :), rules and laws only have a theoretical hold over Art as one can choose to ignore them too haha :P
TomFawls Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Photographer
It depends on the laws in each country, but in general, no you don't need a release to display a photo of someone. If you're planning to use it for commercial purposes (i.e in an advertisement, or on a T-Shirt that you're going to sell or as "stock" on a stock photo site), then yes, you do need a release.

Be careful what you ignore, though...I've heard that doing art in prison is not an easy thing. :D
DRillustration Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
yer i thought it was like that. there's quite a bit of red tape for stuff like this in the UK

haha tell that to anyone who's had a tattoo in prison :P
TomFawls Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Photographer

but it des go both ways...those laws can protect us,, too. :)
turtleduck Featured By Owner May 5, 2015  Hobbyist
She has such an interesting face! Wow. Can't stop looking at her Heart  O_o 
elminino Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   General Artist
strange flower
J-Mobius Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
exceptional beauty.
Dracodark2015 Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  New Deviant
cute goodd cute
AnAscendedSaiyan Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Definitely my favorite of these!
elminino Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015   General Artist
very lovely face, I love the whole series. I've just been confident enough to ask for a portrait to strangers like 2 or 3 times, everytime I do it's like I suddenly forget how to operate a camera, a mess...
xXxParabolaxXx Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this photo so much, I've used it as reference for a personal painting, practicing portraits (that's a lot of P's!)…
ThoucandSunny Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
I drawed something refer to ur picture :),it‘s there…
arrozblanco12 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
reminds me a little of Ellie from Last of us
arrozblanco12 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
man cool story! or description !
KarnivalKun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013   Digital Artist
What really struck me about this picture, beside the genuine feeling, was the high contrast on the details of her cute face.
Is it a problem if I use this as a reference for a digital painting practice?
DocMiles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
awesome shot!

i really love your portrait series, just wondering what camera/lens/flash combo did you use?
UmYesPlease Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Photographer
a splendid idea, and a wonderful inspiration. Beautiful shots, you have a very natural style. Really helped me think of ways to improve my own photography. Thank you for giving the time to upload and share!
Zipadeedoodle Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome colours (hair and background)
AshiharaLover Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what camera do you use? :)
AlexeySmolyakov Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, so cute!
Boudhlar Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
she was nervous too look at her pinky cheek ^^
she's really beautiful. nice photo.
isabeljoanvalentine Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Congratulations to you for taking the plunge and asking! :iconyayzplz:
MartinBattilana Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Professional Photographer
People shouldn't be allowed to be this beautiful.
vi0letdreamer Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Photographer
I like her hair
alejandrosantanaarts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013   General Artist
Curious and beautiful expression. Definitely a killer photo.
MirkAssassin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
She's a fascinating mix.
Mer-ryGoRound Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012   Artist
Really good! I love her expression and detail and colors. The soft focus is really nice touch :)
ser-comixmann Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
honeyOdew Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job, man ! :D
Way to go ;)
xbox-3 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice work
CatherineCoffeebean Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012   Photographer
Hahaha once again, nicely done!! She is very interesting-looking I must say.
chefTokyo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
this is stunning
KaylynRaelea Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I think she's one of the most beautiful person I've ever seen. Amazing catch and wonderful shot!
Taro1984 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student Photographer
She is so pretty, she looks like a doll... Awesome portrait, congratulations my friend.
Ame55 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, she's beautiful...
Joshua-D-Mitchell Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
What were the camera settings? Lens size?
trynke Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, well done!
evilwayz69 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Great shot :)
M0nkeyBread Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I used this amazing portrait as reference for a practice digital painting. [link]

I would like to use more of your portrait shots for reference practice only as they are awesome. They won't be used commercially and I will link back to your page each time. Hope you don't mind! :D
Eisengigant Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
I kept looking at this picture for many minutes straight. This is the best most captivating portrait I've seen all year and I'm not likely to change my mind.
eemmzzz Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
Excellent light in that shot.
BigDumbAmerican Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
Nice picture!
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DisneyFanJulia Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this one the most :)
William-Carroll Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
i may have asked you this before

what lens did you use for your strange series

Justria Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
She has such gorgeous eyes! I'd have been shy taking her picture, too.
slonikvpichali Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Yes! she'd make everyone nervous, :orange: me also, though I'm a girl. great shot!!! :heart:
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