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Berber Mother and Daughter

By handlerstudio  
M wife, a ceramist, and I on our honeymoon in 2005 met this family of potters working in a technique as old as the Romans......We were invited to their very, very modest home, and invited to have lunch with them. They sent us for a walk in the hills with one of their children while they killed and cleaned one of their few chickens. I could have spent the whole day photographing the mother, who was also the potter.

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abeeror2 5 23 Australia
7 Jan 2013 4:57AM
Beautiful warm capture.Smile

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3890 Canada
7 Jan 2013 4:07PM
Its a very nice shot Peter. I had a Dimage 7 years ago that I loved.

The shot is well composed with a good exposure. Its slightly flast, - meaning low contrast, and thats really nothing you could do much with at the time of shooting. Its in post processing where this can be improved. This simply involves ensuring that black = black.

The Mother has some very nice natural catch lights in her eyes, and these are worth enhancing a little by brightening, - catch lights only.

All done in the mod, and its cropped to an 8 X 10 aspect ratio that gives a better eye placement in the frame for the mother.

Well done,


Trev_B 11 151 68 England
7 Jan 2013 9:06PM
In addition to Willies remarks it might have helped to use a wider aperture giving a narrow depth of field, this would defocus the background and allow the mother and daughter to stand out.

I have added a mod where I have simulated this in PS.... of course it would be better to do this in camera not in post production.

Just a thought

paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2013 7:58AM
Nice image. Just brighten a bit, then crop top and left to come in very close on the faces. The balance is better and the brighter background is largly excluded.


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