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jakerome is a group administrator jakerome says:

Spotlight Seven is a spin-off group of 6 Million People. Each week, the group will add about 10 more photos from one featured photographer. The rules on the photos for Spotlight Seven are the same as they are here: 1 person/photo, each person in only one photo. The only requirements for being featured are that :

1) you must be a contributing member of 6 Million People;
2) You must take exceptional portraits of people.

If you think you qualify, add your name here along with links to some of your best portrait work. The curator, smoothdude, will be choosing a new photographer each week. That's only 52 people/year, so it's going to be very competitive. We expect the group to become the best portrait group on Flickr, at least in terms of average quality. It will take nearly two years to gather 1000 photos, but you can be certain that all of those will be truly outstanding.

So join the new group, add links to (or small thumbnails of) your best photos here and be sure to check Spotlight Seven every Friday to see the newest exhibit. We're having a pre-opening exhibition now, and our Grand Opening will be next Friday. Here's hoping you can all join us!
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ZL - Limits & boundaries says:

Yeah, I think I fit.

www.flickr.com/photos/youngstudios/1861356181/in/set-7215...
www.flickr.com/photos/youngstudios/567220006/in/set-72157...
www.flickr.com/photos/youngstudios/1577554422/in/set-7215...
www.flickr.com/photos/youngstudios/1577345356/in/set-7215...
www.flickr.com/photos/youngstudios/2089706745/in/set-7215...

Those are just some that I like. Also, how do you feel about self-portraits. I really enjoy some of my selfies.
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jakerome is a group administrator jakerome says:

Well, you could only have one self-portrait. Smoothdude will be picking ten portraits from one photographer each week, so only a few Flickrites will be selected. One of our hopes for the new group is that it becomes a resource for learning more about portrait photography. I think smoothdude plans to conduct the Q&A each week, plus everyone can continue to ask more questions about lighting, technique & more during the week.

In other words even if you aren't selected to exhibit right away, y'all should visit the group every week to learn how to take great photos, and to understand better what smoothdude is looking for. Thanks 'o wau no.
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jakerome is a group administrator jakerome says:

My portraits aren't good enough yet, but here's the best of what I've taken so far. I think I have 2-4 real good shots, but I need a lot more practice before I'll be up to snuff.

www.flickr.com/photos/jakerome/2133781962/in/pool-6millio...
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www.flickr.com/photos/jakerome/2111495095/in/pool-6millio...
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www.flickr.com/photos/jakerome/892542900/in/pool-6million...
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TGKW says:

Here are a few of my favourite portrait shots. I humbly present them for your evaluation:

www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/1073219606/in/set-721576010548...
www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/1672707590/in/set-721576010548...
www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/1168519067/in/set-721576010548...
www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/2075000143/in/set-721576010548...
www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/1604005562/in/set-721576010548...
www.flickr.com/photos/tgkw/865058595/in/set-7215760105481...
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jakerome is a group administrator jakerome says:

Yay Zombizi!
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Michelle Brea says:

Well... Here are some of mine, yet you can use anyone you like...
"Beautiful Girl" by Michelle Brea [?]
Beautiful Girl"Smoking Lady" by Michelle Brea [?]
Smoking Lady"Little Stranger" by Michelle Brea [?]
Little Stranger"Joyful" by Michelle Brea [?]
Joyful"Homeless Stranger" by Michelle Brea [?]
Homeless Stranger"Lonely Walk" by Michelle Brea [?]
Lonely Walk"Reflected" by Michelle Brea [?]
Reflected
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Daniel Krieger Photography says:

nice shots everyone!
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Lynceus says:

yes, thanks.

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B®U©E says:

Joe Buck Yourself

Willie Waldman

Sandra Storm

Stephen Perkins
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lcars says:

Great Idea! :) I humbly show you some of my film portraits which I love the most:

Gothic

Snow Fairy

Zoe

Azzurra
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mariusfranek says:

Here are the pics that could make it on a slow news week. Don't make any promises but as they say, what doesn't kill us makes us stronger, and as most on Flickr, I just enjoy the chance to share !

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Heres Hoping !
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Shashinshi-San says:

Shalom!

That's just as good idea as the 6 million people group! Love it!
Here are my "wannabe famous portraits" :)
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2158658049/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2159453908/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2158643475/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2159442518/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2158633359/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2159437508/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2115768259/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2115774485/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2116552272/
www.flickr.com/photos/shashinshi/2116568796/

Hope Smoothdude will like them:)
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viajvia says:

"rainy day is b*tch", says she


flick!

well, just because i'm a kid doesn't mean i gotta like those birds...

self exposed

out there, dreaming
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jcarouth says:

I in no way consider myself anything but an amateur, but these are a few of my favorites portrait shots I've taken.

Cake Yummy!

Slow down kiddo

Deep in thought

I don't even understand myself...
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jakerome is a group administrator jakerome says:

Wow. These are outstanding. Obviously, only a few will be selected, but keep 'em coming. I know smoothdude checks this thread, and if he sees something he likes, you might get the call! In the meantime, I've been blogging a few of them over here, 6millionpeople.blogspot.com/ .
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furtive swing [deleted] says:

Vicky-toria

Old Monroe(esque)

Bad Day

Andy McGee

Yet Another Face In The Crowd

Katie (Non-squinty)

Relax
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mb.hwee says:

Here are some of my favourite shots i've taken over the years. Hope you enjoy it :)

Anne #2

Dex's birthday bash #12

Dex's birthday bash #8

alone

Ivy's Melbourne expedition #4

Ivy's Melbourne expedition #5

Kenny

the bald one

Open Day#11

Nae

lost for words
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ThisKory says:

www.flickr.com/photos/thiskory/1895853033/in/set-72157602...
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xrodgers says:

Thanks for considering my shots. You should make the final collection of 52 into a book!
Ball buster
Day 30: Graveyard shift
Girl at the blue door
Sleep tight
Day 41: Chopsticks
Red Hat
Wrinkle face
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Raminder Pal Singh says:

Dalai Lama
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mikepetersphotography says:

Ok, here's a few...

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070707r08f06 coney island_

071407r01f18 coney_

090307r01f15 coney_

062307r03f09 coney island

090907r02f05 coney_
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Fabio Torre says:

Jake, here it goes:

#1: DJ Chris Kessler II

#2: Lazinha e Camila

#3: Rodrigo Alves

#4: Marta Penz - Composite 1

#5: Elisa Martinez

#6: Ana Júlia!

#7: Mais catálogo - Sort

#8: Dona Alayde

#9: Élcio---002

#10: Seu Antônio - 001
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opposite sort [deleted] says:

this guy Raminder pal Singh's stuff is amazing!
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Daniel Krieger Photography says:

carwax I was just thinking the same thing

lots of good photos in this stream though.. nice stuff fabio
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Daniel Krieger Photography says:

people keep putting some examples of your best portraits in here if you want to be considered for S7
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invincible books [deleted] says:

I dont have a whole lot but here are a few:

DSC_0042

DSC_0098

DSC_0005
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mdanys says:

Smiling portrait
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eve rivera says:

I don't know if I am good enough, but I like to think I am.........


#1
Crying

#2
Beat Baby 1

#3
Blow

#4
Mujahid, 5yrs old

#5
Getting Ready
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Diyana Kamaruza says:

#1



#2



#3

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AJH. says:

Any criticism would be awesome.

Wait.

Strength.

Suz. - Got to view it large to see the real detail.

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Martine Petra says:

babyFrida

Öyvind Haegeland

Raidoon

Bloodthorn

Lars K Norberg

Angeldog Productions

SeptuagintSaeterei

Steinar Gundersen

Robin Peters

arthma
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ceaseless stranger [deleted] says:

!!Wicked!! (Explore Page)

Model Portrait

Cassandra

Kat Model

Roxy
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Jan of Two Sisters says:

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elsakawai™ says:

- Ultimate Love Affair -

★ Speak to me .. ★

★Beatriz★

★My Rockstar Model - Steve Weibel★

★My RockStar Model ~ IndelaMass ★

Sinking in ...

★My RockStar Model David Mazza★

seem·ing·ly

★ Max Mayer - My Rockstar Model ★

i ~

da after kiss .... ~


Da Split

Recycle Me .

MaX.~breaking the silence


magical appearance**
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CiaoChessa says:

I love this place.

A Place of Worship

Blowing Bubbles

hay milonga de amor

An Eye For Jazz Fest

Lost in Thought



En Una Rueda

The Artisan in Natural Light

one little life

things I do not understand
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JSDouble says:

To even be considered for a feature would be an honor...


recipe

steampunk is dead



powerful


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Dober Man says:

Here are some of my favorite portraits:
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SSynth says:

hi guys, randomly chosen, i should pretend working.For your consideration.
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Daniel Krieger Photography says:

awesome stuff
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i didn't mean to go to Stoke says:

here is some off my off beat portraits;

laughter

funeral
lager
Tina
student nurses
Johanna
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[ kasari ] says:

some of my better "people" photos...

inked

Mean Mug

honus honus

love & traffic.

troubador

cheap seats.



Rep Styles Crew




thanks!
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jakerome is a group administrator jakerome says:

Thanks Mercy. I think we're sticking to people-- our singular focus is what helps set Spotlight Seven apart.
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bearontheroof says:

Some of my favorites. Just getting started, but I like 'em :)

peace by bearontheroof

dancing girl by bearontheroof

i think im in love with this girl by bearontheroof

100strangers (3/100) by bearontheroof

100strangers (4/100) by bearontheroof

100strangers (1/100) by bearontheroof

self-portrait by bearontheroof

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Alέxandros Bairamidis says:

No dreams in Dreamland

Epilogue To Unity

Portrait of a Latin American Indian

beyond the camera

seduction
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taraviolet. says:

Tara
flickr.com/photos/_throughthelookingglass_/2408326988/in/...
flickr.com/photos/_throughthelookingglass_/2556213629/in/...
flickr.com/photos/_throughthelookingglass_/2432258565/in/...
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flickr.com/photos/_throughthelookingglass_/2396671133/in/...
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tommy forbes says:

Yes Please . . .

High Rhodes

Wooly



Ginger

Emily

Emma Louise Cutting
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jasohill says:

I won't toot my own horn, however, if someone wants me to be featured, that is a different story. Still, I'm not quite there yet. I need more time to get my style down.
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jakerome is a group administrator jakerome says:

I have a grand plan somewhere to turn 6 Million People/ Spotlight 7 into a great place to learn to take portraits. But I was already stretched thin. But it's still something I'd like to do.

That's great stuff. I don't actually select the featured artists, but I'll be sure to make sure they check out your stuff.
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Daniel Krieger Photography says:

Jakerdoodie can I be featured with all self portraits
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jasohill says:

Not a bad idea. Learning how to take portrait is one of the most challenging things I've ever done.
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DB-Photography says:

Someone give me a holler if I make the cut. Here are a few I've already added to the group pool:

Cassie on the Bonde Street Wall

Rick and his Hat

Girl on a Harp

Legion of Honor Bride

Sean on the Bonde St. Wall #2

0348

0284

From Caitie's senior session
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mahonyweb says:

Why not?

May

Jeff - Colour vs B&W

Del B&W

Khao Kho

Enlightenment

Subdued

More here: flickr.com/groups/6millionpeople/discuss/72157613085083963/
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mauronline says:

Greetings! All beautiful portraits, I hope you like one of this pics.

Mi esposa

Street_musician

Pensando/ Thinking

Dignidad/ Dignity

La clase!/ This is class!
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waiting for friday says:

jam ii

King Glank

Broon
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beckerpecker says:

BW Portrait

Friendly Haitian

Fish Boy Portrait

Portrait

Portrait
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patrickjoust says:

Here are a few from me:

Nybreia by patrickjoust


[https://www.flickr.com/photos/example/2495685957/]

Donte by patrickjoust


Tyonna by patrickjoust


Vernetta by patrickjoust


EC by patrickjoust

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Christine Huff Creative Touch Photography says:

Please for your kind consideration,

A&J Wedding

A&J Wedding

The left or the right, I don't know...



The waite of a Rose on my shoulder

Ethereal Daniel, the real deal...
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jean penders says:

Here goes for your perusal,




Geleen, Netherlands

Harwich, UK 1975

Untitled

Untitled 2007

Paris, France
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brooke.dainty says:

New Stuffs by brooke.dainty

Katie 03 by brooke.dainty

Michelle44 by brooke.dainty

Chelsea 18 by brooke.dainty

And 16 by brooke.dainty

Whitney 03 by brooke.dainty

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bofusphotos says:

[jim]
[peeps 7]
[BG]
[Wild Magnolia]

I VERY humbly submit these shots. I am in awe of the talent on display here; you guys rock.
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changeable pollution [deleted] says:

This is probably a bit self-aggrandizing of me, but here goes...

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/srslymark/3195721208/]
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/srslymark/3140222684/]
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/srslymark/3414651215/]
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/srslymark/3526713557/]
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/srslymark/3152335335/]
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/srslymark/3361384313/]
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/srslymark/2785686138/]

As someone above me said, the work shown in this thread is absolutely extraordinary. I could only hope to one day be on the same level as some of the people on here.
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Anna Cortinas says:

Lisa

Cooperation <3

Timbo the Chick Magnet

aches and pains

his chair

Cheeeeeeeeeeeeese!

matt and daisy
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PiggBox. says:

my name is Richard, Im an Englishman living in Spain, Madrid.

Here are some links to a few of my portraits.

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swanky lunch [deleted] says:

Hi, here are a few of my portraits for you to consider
Fairy At The Bottom Of The Garden
Actor/Model Chris St Omer

Nathan
Sarah on the Metro
Artist At Place Du Tertre
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yellohmaple says:

Daniel.

Marta.

Little Boys.

Sweet.
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.jocelyn. says:

I have trouble deciding on "a few" :) Hope this isn't too many to have a look at.

www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4275343901/
www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/3617195741/
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www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4276327334/
www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4363795122/
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www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4363036843/
www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4344693174/
www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4317237327/
www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4312986443/
www.flickr.com/photos/-jocelyn-/4277498435/
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sjaradona says:

Enjoy
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Elephi Pelephi says:

Lady in tea room, Hythe, Kent

5/13/08

..



Sharp dressed man

LES, august 2009

Baby in limousine, 10th Ave.



upper east side

People of 25th St.
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this is miki says:

Wow. Some of the stuff here are amazing... Haha. I'm an amateur, but these are my best.

harriet by this is miki

i thank my God every time i remember you. by this is miki

xander by this is miki

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▲Billy Plummer says:

Here's a series of close up BW portraits:












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Anastassiya Bergem says:

I'd love to participate:


The sisters

Reflexion

Delhi boy

A boy working in textile manufacture

Saigon, a city of motocycles

Ben Thanh market in Saigon (Ho Chi Min)

Vietnam, a man in the market


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dhaneshr says:

Potraiture by dhaneshr

Old Gentleman by dhaneshr

Cute lil' fella by dhaneshr

This is Aditya by dhaneshr

IndianTailor by dhaneshr

Chinese Opera #1 by dhaneshr

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Daniel Krieger Photography says:

Thanks for your submissions..I realize this group hasn't really been too consistent but we just posted a new interview today.. and it was from a member who had submitted here in this thread.. go check it out:

www.flickr.com/groups/spotlight_seven/discuss/72157627169...

And anyone else interested in being featured keep posting a few of your best portraits in here for me to check out.. you all have some great work!
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