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

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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