This is one of my all-time favorite portrait photos that I have ever taken. The lens, lighting, model, and composition just came together for this. I used a Canon 5D Mark II and a 50mm f1.2 L lens (I gotta get me one of these!).
And of course, Mr. Tinkle doesn’t take a bad photo – he’s one of the most photogenic people out at the Texas Renaissance Festival, and also one of the nicest. He truely believes in the magic of the festival (which puts cynical me to shame). Mr. Tinkle is a fixture out there – everybody knows him.