Sleeping Subway Portrait


One of the absolute best things about my GH4 is the tilt and swivel touch screen. I can be sitting quietly in my seat looking down into my lap and if I’ve turned the screen just so, I can get close ups of people near me without attracting attention.

This young lady was napping almost directly across from where I was sitting. She would doze off and then snap awake suddenly as the train lurched. By paying close attention, with my finger on the shutter button, I got a number of pictures of her with her eyes closed. The standing passengers would occasionally get in the way but there were enough chances to finally come up with the one above. 

Street Portrait

P1010930small.jpgThe beauty of a fast focusing camera is that sometimes I can take a very quick shot of someone as I’m walking by. I saw this lady from quite a way off and could tell she had a lot on her mind. Maybe it was nothing more than a stone in her shoe but her pain was¬†palpable. I’m finding the more I carry my camera, the closer I look at my surroundings.