The Velawesomeraptor Himself (clayrobeson) wrote,
The Velawesomeraptor Himself

The Beautiful People, The Beautiful People...

I've always been... nervous, I guess, about doing "Photo Shoots" with people, because I'm never quite sure what to say to get them to relax and be natural in front of the camera.  That's why I've always preferred doing candid shots, because I can actually capture the PERSON, not just their image.

But in the last week, I've had two friends ask me to do some pictures for them, and here are some samples.

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Matt (ophanim)

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It's so much fun to take pictures of beautiful people who are NATURALLY beautiful, not made up and/or uptight about it.  Both of them just charmed the camera for me, and I didn't have to do much to get them to come alive in the lens.  And I actually captured some personality there, too, not just faces.

Both sets of photos were taken at the Rosicrucian Museum in San Jose.  I like the place, because it has a great variety of colors and textures to incorporate.  Click on either image for larger versions (click on "All Sizes" on Flickr to get the BIG version).

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