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Here's another portrait from my trip to the Muttrah Souq in Muscat (Oman) last November (the first four are here, here, here, and here). It's not my favourite of the set, but I was pleased with how it turned out.

If you're interested, I've also used this image as our latest Mini-PSD: our first for this year, but the 51st to be added to the collection. If you already have a subscription to our tutorials you can download it from this page. If not, then we're still running our 25% discount offer so now is a great time to sign up. Further info here:


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3x2 + travel [Oman] + people [portraiture] + no print + show the original
comment by Carlos Garcia at 02:10 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

Interesting silvery tone..nice detail.

comment by Fabio at 03:47 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

Much better...

comment by Dan Kaufman at 04:17 PM (GMT) on 3 January, 2011

great portraits are always in the eyes,
and I can see you in his eyes!

comment by Rodney Somogyvari at 07:37 AM (GMT) on 4 January, 2011

Stuuuuning images!!!! Really enjoyed your blog

comment by Andrey Samolinov at 08:54 AM (GMT) on 4 January, 2011

Superb bw portrait and excellent postprocessing

comment by Doug Hickok at 11:40 AM (GMT) on 4 January, 2011

Excellent portrait!

comment by jpkarner at 01:13 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2011


comment by Pau Blasi at 06:59 PM (GMT) on 4 January, 2011

Great expression and kind of vintage feeling.

comment by djn1 at 11:42 AM (GMT) on 5 January, 2011

Thanks everyone :)

comment by Cindy at 09:16 AM (GMT) on 23 January, 2011

Great Portrait. When you are traveling around and you take portraits of strangers do you have them sign a release form? I will soon being going to Venice and I have a gallery where I might want to sell some interesting shots as you do?

comment by djn1 at 09:47 AM (GMT) on 23 January, 2011

Thanks Cindy. As for model releases: no, for this sort of shot I wouldn't ask for one. As you note, that means that I can't sell the shot (either as a licensed image or a print), but I can reproduce it on my website.