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Following the just ended 1 year collective challenge (a success for me as it kept me shooting!), I have decided to continue but on a somewhat different basis. I have always liked to shoot portraits but find it often difficult to connect with the subject although I know that this is the determining factor, well before all technical points. Getting the person to relax, start to chat about something important to them, and finally catch the expression I am looking for... It works sometimes but I want to improve there. I also want to ask people I don't know (but find interesting) to stop for a minute in exchange of nothing besides an email with a photo of them if it is good enough. We'll see if I manage to do this. As my colorblindness makes it nearly impossible to get the skin tones right, I'll do everything in b&w. Any critique, comment, advice, whatever, is of course welcome and even encouraged. In order to keep the pace after week 52 of the previous challenge, my week 1 was actually last week, so I'll recycle a picture already shown here: Week 1: Scratched face. Robin is 6 years old. He spends his days reading Tintin, building castles for his Playmobils and driving his sister crazy. D700, Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AIS at 2.5. Window light.