In December, I decided to join Trevor Carpenter’s December Challenge, which meant taking a portrait of somebody different every day. I usually do not shoot portraits, so this was an interesting challenge for me.
Some of the shots were very average, just snapshots. But I managed to get a couple of portraits that I am particularly happy with, and I have some ideas for future portraits that I want to pursue.
Here are all the portraits I took for the December Challenge. Clicking the photo will take you to the set on Zooomr, where you can see larger versions of each photo.
Andrew Lighten asked about the ratio of friends and family to strangers. Here’s the breakdown:
I was pleasantly surprised at how receptive most people were to having their picture taken. Most people wanted a copy of it as well. I would say probably 70-80% of the strangers I asked said yes.