Hi there fellow photographers and artists. My name is Vin and I enjoy using my micro four thirds camera both professionally as well as casually. I posted a thread last year featuring some of my portraiture. You can see it here: https://www.mu-43.com/threads/58189/ There was a little bit of drama last time, but generally everyone on this forum was quite friendly and well behaved (that's why mu-43.com rocks). I have not been as prolific in my photography in the past months but I am getting back into it. This is really to showcase some of my work since the last post. Just to clarify, I am not in anyway trying to 'prove' that one format is better than some other format. I just want to show what these cameras we use are capable of. I enjoy intelligent discussion and meaningful critique, so do not be shy. But please let's keep it civil. If you would like to see more of my work, please visit my website: http://www.vtfoto.com/ Or add me to flickr! I love keeping up with everyone's photography: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vftsai/ Let's start with this image, one of my favorites. 329/365 The sad reality by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr I enjoy using various framing elements in my portraiture, and love to play with reflections when I have a chance. Here is another one using reflections to add an extra layer of drama and storytelling to the portrait. A world away by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Speaking of framing elements, I do this a lot! Seeing you by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Natural Beauty by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Urban portrait by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr And then I saw her face by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Behind bars 3 by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr 306/365 Spring Beauty by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr If you haven't noticed, I love shooting on location. Backgrounds however, can often end up distracting, but used properly can really enhance a portrait. Walk through the shadows by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr The place lights up... by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Man on the move 4 by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Urban Style by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Hmm... a thread about portraiture and I haven't even mentioned bokeh. I'll admit I'm a sucker for it if done right. Someone said negative space is not a part of a composition but honestly I think it can have a character of it's own and really add to the feel of an image. The stare by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr 337/365 The color of spring by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Blue scarf by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr I tend to do a lot of head shots these days, and I've been experimenting with closer and closer crops. Close by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Lena in hat by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Of course, I won't shy from a full body shot if the situation requires it. ;-) 261/365 No wolf in sight. by Vincent Tsai, on Flickr Thank you all for sticking around through this. I know gear discussions are usually the most popular but I've purposely avoided mentioning the gear I use in each shot. I think this lets everyone focus on the image and not be obsessed with what gear did what. Anyways you could always click through and see all the info on flickr. I will say these are all taken with my Panasonic G2 and G5s with various native and adapted lenses. Please feel free to comment below. I love getting feedback, I think often we are so immersed in our own work, and could use a bit of perspective. Happy shooting guys!