Photography (And the challenges!)

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Re: Photography (And the challenges!)

#11 Post by Nomine » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:02 pm

Love the use of distortion in that picture Devvy, good colours too!

It is super hard to get there when you can take pictures of people, both to spot a scene or risk being people reacting negatively.


My two pictures are from a walk in the seedier side of Copenhagen, the Redlight district, and taken at the only holy place there - right outside a church. Spotted this man sitting there, loved his face - so interesting, such strong blue eyes and I asked for permission.
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Re: Photography (And the challenges!)

#12 Post by Nomine » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:53 pm

Next challenge, and this one runs to the 1th of February!

The portrait shoot!

So, basically, anything that means you direct somebody, or deliberately takes a picture to capture the person or animals "essence/personality".

- Tips:
Think about the light, and how it can be used to focus attention on a person.
Blurring of the background, also helps in directing attention.
Focus on the eyes, makes everything feel like it is in focus.
Avoid lines/items that seem to be growing out of a persons head.

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Re: Photography (And the challenges!)

#13 Post by Nomine » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:58 pm

First off a bad portrait
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Why is it bad: Eyes go in different directions, persons feel a bit flat, and colors are borring.

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Re: Photography (And the challenges!)

#14 Post by Nomine » Thu Jan 25, 2018 4:35 pm

Then two I feel that are good for different reasons
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She feel (to me) like she is arrogant, there is good colors, good light (especially catch light in her eyes - that small white dot/box)
One of my goals was to make her come across as arrogant, - gender neutral -e.g not male or female. So I choose to photograph her from slightly below, in a way which is typically done for men.
There is also some color correction here, background is originally dark grey for instance.


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