Once upon a time, D had a vision.
A nearby subject.
A horizontal ratio of 3:2.
An approximate field angle of 64°.
A natural light. Maybe a little bit diffused?
An underexposure, 1-stop if possible. Otherwise 2/3.
A subject that isn't necessarily "cool", but emerges as such.
A perfectly centered framing, otherwise put it on the right third.
A subject that communicates through eyes, thoughts or gestures.
A lens isolating the subject, while keeping it within context.
A 4-minute processing. 10, if switching to Photoshop.
A higher black point. A lower white point.
Always a good reason behind it.
Never shoot just for the sake of it.
Once upon a time, D had a dream in taking portraits.
That dream may have been shattered, but photos won't be.