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Portraits – One
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Portraits – One

A couple months ago I took the plunge and got myself a DSLR, and have been taking some portraits for my friends. I couldn’t decide where to put the pictures – because did I really do it if no one sees it?? (Yes, I did). I thought about starting another Instagram for it, but let’s be honest, spending time on Instagram is just not the healthiest. So for now, here’s a few that I’m proud of from that last few months.

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November 30, 2019
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Yellow but Not Mellow

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