This photo is one the first photos I took with the Nikon D80, my first DSLR. Back then I worked at the Magazine of the University as a 'photo reporter' in my free time and I was assigned to take pictures at the Jelly Fest. Those were the days. :)
The slightly eccentric gentleman on the picture called Kádár Ferenc, he is a vagrant photographer visiting fairs everywhere in the country, and offering photos taken with his old school camera.
Nikon D80 + Nikon 50 mm 1,8 D.
PS: After almost ten years I think that the crop is tighter than it should be.
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CLODO (35748) 2017-03-19 0:40
Back to scholl! He seems very proud of his work and has a frank look at you. As uou underline in your note, it should have been better to have his left arm, but you already off centered him in order to give a more natural picture.
Have a nice sunday
holmertz (59118) 2017-03-19 2:16
Maybe the cropping is a little bit tight, but as long as the coat seems to fit perfectly it's quite all right. The gentleman poses well and seems to enjoy being in front of the camera. It's a very well exposed photo and the background indicates that some of those old photos could be interesting.
Have a nice Sunday,
Noel_Byrne (33628) 2017-03-19 9:29
He has a lot of personality and a distinct gleam in his eye, i wonder how rare for him to be on this side of the lens? He certainly has an interesting occupation and i imagine a vast photo collection. Very nice portrait.
abmdsudi (57680) 2017-03-20 5:54
I like his clean relaxing face - a formally dressed gentleman begging to be seen perhaps! The viewpoint works splendid with pin point accuracy, detail and impeccable timing which open up the world of human nature to observation. The colour scheme suits the olde feel and full of possible tales...
batalay (40385) 2017-03-20 6:29
Your first digital experience already revealed you as a first rate photographer. The composition, colors, exposure, sharpness, and depth-of-field are all exquisite. The D80 served you well. Is that the camera you still use? I went in 2008 from a D70 to a D200. Of course, newer models followed... with lighter bodies, faster exposure, automatic ccd dust removers...
worldcitizen (9378) 2017-03-24 10:36
I like "old school" style, and this gentleman would certainly fit in a century ago. I like the way he is looking at your camera, and the rack of old post cards behind him. I don't mind the tight crop. :-)
macjake (72539) 2017-03-25 5:18
so who is this mystery man?
I get the sense this man has a high opinion of himself? haha
but you say he's a photographer? well then, he's a good man!
his stance, his gaze, his outfit hat and all make the scene.
and I truly don't mind the tight cropping, it suits the scene well with him coming out of the right side like that.