Thanks for the encouragement :) I'll give these portraits a try and see where it goes :)
I know. I guess I should really think about making this a career. I just enjoy photography so much in its purist form with Rolleiflex, 4X5, and my darkroom and I have explored the other side and have no interest at all.....
A TLR, especially a Rolleiflex, is a great portrait camera, especially for environmental portraits. Its only shortcoming is tight head shots, and Sanders can show you how to overcome that, as well. Look at his work!
Some of the Worlds best portraits ever have been shot with Rolleiflex cameras with standard lenses, and you don't have to be a "professional" to have a professional approach to your work,. there are many pro. portrait photographers "I wouldn't pay in spring washers" for their work, there's only good photographers and bad photographers and mediocre ones.
The secret feature of every good 120 TLR !
Hidden inside every 6x6 negative,
is a 35mm headshot made by a perfect portrait lens.
With a cheap old Durst enlarger from the '50s or '60s,
and a Rolleiflex/Minolta/Mamiya/WhatHaveYou,
you can do world class work.
All that has changed since the heyday of the TLR is that films are so, so, so much better today.
What do you think? I love the Rollei for portrait work. It's perfect.