Oct 172013
Leica M9, Leica M9-P, Leica 50mm Summilux, A:1.4, S:1/4000, ISO:160

Leica M9, Leica M9-P, Leica 50mm Summilux, A:1.4, S:1/4000, ISO:160

I have recently posted a topic about  the ways of means of how to take a beautiful portrait of a stranger. And the below photo is no difference. I saw this nice old man with his family and I knew instantly his facial expression is unique and would make a great subject and photo. But I just couldn’t approach him and ask for a photo, instead I noticed they were struggling in getting a group photo of themselves, and this nice old man was trying to get his family together and as well making sure his grand daughters and sons dont roam around in this busy Kuala lumpur square.

So I took this chance and offer the help in taking their group photo. After that immediately I kindly asked whether I can take a photo of him and he agreed. And below is a result. Hope you like it, let me know what you think.



  4 Responses to “The Caring Grand Father (Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)”

  1. Is it MY eyes? I was about to comment that the eyes aren’t sharp. You’re absolutely right that the number one tip is to focus on the eyes. I shoot with a 1.4 lens and I sometimes get this effect. Br. Salim, would you please share with us why you chose those camera settings for a street portrait? Please!

    • For portraits I always shoot wide open. Actually with Leica I always shoot wide open, they are known to be at their best wide open. The 1/4000 is what the camera registered as it was very bright day. As I said before I am an Aperature priory shooter

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