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I was asked by a friend of my sister in law to take some photos of her children.

I had just bought my studio lights and we decided to try some shots with them.

This photo was taken towards the end of the session, with just one light infront and to the left of the subject. he was sitting infornt of a large window with a light cream coloured pair of curtains behind him. It wasn't posed he just happened to be looking past me as I took it.

In photo shop I , converted to black & white and altered levels to wash out the background. I tried all different crops but felt this one was best. I will try and post the original photo as well for people to modify see what other results people can get.

I love this photo, the expression or is it the lack of expression as someone told me.

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:portrait of a child
Username:rebeccab rebeccab
Uploaded:27 May 2007 - 2:56 PM
Tags:Black & white, Boy, Child, Close-up / macro, Face, Innocence, Portrait, Portraits / people, Studio lighting
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rogerbryan
rogerbryan e2 Member 10397 forum postsrogerbryan vcard United Kingdom
27 May 2007 - 3:30 PM

Really like this shot.
It is not easy to get a succesfull hi-key image without washing out essential areas of the image. This works for me because of the distant gaze of the subject. How often have you been in the prescence of young people when they become distant and go off into a world of their own. I think this image capures this 'world of their own' state extremely well indeed.

Roger

Last Modified By Dave at 27 May 2007 - 3:31 PM

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ade_mcfade
ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014794 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
27 May 2007 - 3:47 PM

done really well here - one I'd be pleased with.

getting white backgrounds without the correct lights is tricky isn't it? so well done here, seem to have sorted it out well.

I like the crop also, it's tight and has an intimate feel, yet the space to the left compliments the position of his eyes well.

great work

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