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Timbo February 12, 2014
Great B/W shot... Just brilliant.....
samcrouse February 12, 2014
Thanks! :)
 
Auditus February 25, 2014
everything is great about this picture. Well done.
samcrouse February 28, 2014
Thank you !!
 
JenniferJordanPhotography March 10, 2014
Love this shot. Simple. Fresh. Fun. Great work.
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thanks!
 
gianfrancomarzetti March 14, 2014
Fantastic portrait! Congrats
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thank you :)
 
LuckyR March 15, 2014
very vibrant :) great composition
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thanks ! :)
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AlanJakarta March 15, 2014
Fabulous mono image. Congratulations.
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thanks a lot :)
 
hotpixel March 15, 2014
How cool is this !! Congratulations !!
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thanks!! :)
 
catini March 15, 2014
Nice, congrats on your feature!
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thank you so much :)
 
edstilwell March 15, 2014
Congratzz on your featured photo :)
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thank you !
 
drakkardarkblade March 15, 2014
congrats, fantastic, please check out my works
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thank you !
Great nature work! love it
 
iceman2 March 15, 2014
Excellent focus in this B&W capture with beautiful contrast.Congrats!
samcrouse March 15, 2014
Thank you :)!
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WileKyK March 15, 2014
Awesome composition! Congratulations on your Feature!
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thank you :)
 
Jacc March 15, 2014
great pic.....
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thank you :)
 
teneeattoh March 15, 2014
super , well done
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thanks!!
 
akhtarkhan March 15, 2014
Beautiful B&W portrait with a difference. Like the silky hair spread giving graphical pattern......amazing. Nice work, congrats on the feature.
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thanks :)! much appreciated
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debhall March 15, 2014
Awesome idea...great B&W shot! Congrats on your feature!
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thank you!!
 
Amitav March 15, 2014
Choosing a lense over her mouth in stead of anything else; portraying it in black-white, with enhanced brightness and the oxymoron of radiating darkness. . . have done wonders. GREAT THOUGHT behind your composition :)
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thank you very much :)
 
SlowGuns March 15, 2014
One word: PERFECT
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thanks!! :)
 
suzanatulac March 15, 2014
Amazingly creative and skillfully done!!!
samcrouse March 16, 2014
Thanks so much!
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sweetpea72 March 15, 2014
This Rocks... Congrats!!
samcrouse March 16, 2014
thanks:)!
 
ChrisPixPhotography March 16, 2014
Speechless, love your work.
samcrouse March 17, 2014
Thank you so much!
 
BowmanLifeStudios March 16, 2014
This is a very fun and creative portrait, love the B/W and the details, great lighting! Well done!
samcrouse March 17, 2014
Thanks! :) much appreciated
 
philipbebbington March 17, 2014
Fantastic creative portrait image.Love the mono touch and the camera lens on the models face, it gives the portrait a twist to it.Congrats
samcrouse March 17, 2014
Thanks! :)
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onyanita March 23, 2014
awesome. congrats on the award.
samcrouse March 23, 2014
Thanks ! :)
 
Mark7D March 24, 2014
Great shot and well done on your award :)
samcrouse March 25, 2014
Thanks ! :)
 
mloiz March 31, 2014
Nice work!!
samcrouse April 08, 2014
Thank you!
 
stephenchin April 06, 2014
Brilliant!
samcrouse April 08, 2014
Thanks!
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Giddeyupimages July 16, 2014
Great creativity! Congrats!
samcrouse July 21, 2014
thank you !:)
 
Rl1956 July 16, 2014
interesting, congrats
samcrouse July 21, 2014
thanks !
 
fehmida July 17, 2014
Love love love! Amazing portrait
samcrouse July 21, 2014
thank you :)
 
ashlynpeterson July 30, 2014
Great shot!
 
dominiquemartin November 28, 2014
bravo j'adore, très belle idée
 
Exploringphotography December 06, 2014
Amazing.
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GordonD December 23, 2014
congratulations :) well done a n very creative :))
 
ShootnSee December 25, 2014
Hope the lens cap was on!
 
Kikiwl543 December 29, 2014
cool i had the same thought!
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kathleenweetman January 07, 2015
I love it Sam...Just fabulous ..Love the sharpness.k
samcrouse January 08, 2015
Thank you !!!:)
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mbernholdt January 16, 2015
I love this one so much genius and fun
samcrouse January 18, 2015
Why thank you :)!
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DanniM March 06, 2015
Great photo, and great creativity. I love the idea of speaking through the lens.
samcrouse March 14, 2015
thank you very much!
 
kylefitzgerald March 22, 2015
excellent use of black and white!
samcrouse April 11, 2015
thanks!!
 
willysanjuan July 07, 2015
Very original and wise position for the model's hair.
 
ramdasaswale September 02, 2017
Beautiful picture
 
NiaWolf December 11, 2017
Love it!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo during my enrolment at Fanshawe Colllege, doing my photography course.
Time
This was taken around 5pm, but was taken inside the studio, so time was a little irrelivent to this picture
Lighting
A few lights were used for this photo. They included soft lighting from above and from the side created with different soft boxes
Equipment
Nikon D7000 camera 18-200 lens
Inspiration
During class we had an assignment called "Student Study" where we were to pick a partner and capture them and photography together. I tried many different things, thought about many different ideas, but like every other time I shoot, the magic didn't happen until we got there. I thought about my model and who she was as a photographer and told her to lie down, grabbed a brush and brushed her hair out as long as I could. I thought she is full of life and energy, and full of words and thoughts, so why not show a close up of that. I gave her the lens and asked her to hold it by her mouth as if she was speaking through the lens. This picture not only captured her but the idea I've had of her since I met her. Full of life and excitement.
Editing
Yes I did do some pos processing to this picture. I changed the photo to black and white to show the contrast and dramatization I was going for. I fixe up her skin and fixed he hair to make it look exactly like what I was going for.
In my camera bag
I always carry my Nikon D7000, my 18-200 lens, my 50mm lens some filters, a tripod mount, extra memory cards and a flash.
Feedback
My advice to capture something similar is let your imagination take you. Think of who or what the person, place or thing is that you want to photograph and capture the way you feel about it or a new a creative way to portray it. We all see things from the same point of view, head on, so why not change it up and show people a different side of your subject.

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