Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo

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Taken with speed light.
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46 Comments | Report
mdriley00 Platinum
 
mdriley00 March 03, 2014
Nice shot.
Timbo
 
Timbo March 10, 2014
Nice shot
sianjones
 
sianjones March 10, 2014
Sheer brilliance!!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 10, 2014
Thanks, Jones :)
praveenpremkumarpai
 
praveenpremkumarpai March 10, 2014
respect ...:) awesome
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 10, 2014
thank you sir
jebsonguhiting
 
jebsonguhiting March 14, 2014
salute to this...liked.
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thanks, sir.
abrovarnik
 
abrovarnik March 15, 2014
Nice shot!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thanks!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta March 15, 2014
Great well-timed shot. Congratulations.
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Well it took about 50 trys. Thanks sir.
Glicious_G PRO+
 
Glicious_G March 15, 2014
such a wicked shot!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
The emotion was what I aimed for. Thanks!
hotpixel PRO+
 
hotpixel March 15, 2014
Very creative !! Very deserving Hall of Fame image !! Congratulations (:
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Hehe, I never thought I'd end up on the Hall of Fame. Thanks!
JBiro
 
JBiro March 15, 2014
very interesting and nice...
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Yeah yeah yeah!
catini
 
catini March 15, 2014
Nice, congrats on your feature!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thanks ^^
iceman2
 
iceman2 March 15, 2014
Excellent focus in this wonderful capture.Congrats!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
I used a somewhat tight aperture. Thanks!
daniellekelly
 
daniellekelly March 15, 2014
Great shot!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
tytyty!
debhall PRO+
 
debhall March 15, 2014
Nice! Congrats on your feature!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thank you!
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 March 16, 2014
Super capture
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thanks much!
philipbebbington
 
philipbebbington March 16, 2014
Awesome portrait image.Great work with the speed lights.Congrats
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thanks! It looks a little strange as a Facebook Profile Pic, but why not aim for uniqueness.
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan March 17, 2014
nice capture!!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
:P
tom-turbo
 
tom-turbo March 19, 2014
Cool stuff, wanna try this one too! :-)
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Don't forget the black backdrop!
finnurandrsson
 
finnurandrsson March 24, 2014
Brilliant shot
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
^^ thank you much.
FrankSomma
 
FrankSomma May 11, 2014
The things we do for love! Big splash cameron!!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
for sure!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita May 16, 2014
superb...congrats on the Feature.
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thanks for the congrats!
hugh
 
hugh May 30, 2014
Well done.
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thank!
davidbidmead
 
davidbidmead August 14, 2014
Powerful imagery ! Congratulations !
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Maybe it was the screaming haha. Thanks!
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi September 12, 2014
wowwwww, awesome !
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thank ya much!
JenesesImagez
 
JenesesImagez October 23, 2014
Great Shot
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
*thumbs up*
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz November 12, 2014
Very creative! Congratulations on your win.:)
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thank thank!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 13, 2014
My previous comment refers. Congratulations on being the Winner.
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Yeah! Thanks again. I was both relieved and happy how this shot came out in Post.
tracylialynn
 
tracylialynn November 15, 2014
It captures my imagination and inspires me to move!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Go for it! Think of the image, then figure out how to print it!
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 December 19, 2014
Great action.
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Great compliment!
joeatkins PRO
 
joeatkins March 05, 2015
such a range of emotion here - truly excellent image congratulations
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Thanks Jo! This was inspired by the irritation towards depression. It comes out once in a while.
AnthonyQuirke
 
AnthonyQuirke March 05, 2015
Super shot, looks like he got bit of a shock.
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo March 07, 2015
Quite a lot. Thanks!
slawakladocznagryta Platinum
 
slawakladocznagryta March 07, 2015
interesting work
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo May 06, 2015
I aim for interest. thanks miss :)
Kaitybug89
 
Kaitybug89 April 28, 2015
Such powerful feeling
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo May 06, 2015
it's true. thanks ms. bug
neotamang
 
neotamang May 20, 2015
awesome shot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Small-Gold-Photo
Small-Gold-Photo May 20, 2015
whoawhoawhoa thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sharonbuffett
 
sharonbuffett May 28, 2015
eye-catching
I love it!
noyfonz
 
noyfonz June 23, 2015
cool
CreativeArtView
 
CreativeArtView July 08, 2015
amazing catch !
Jarl
 
Jarl July 14, 2015
wow... this is awesome!!
FeiwanHo
 
FeiwanHo August 25, 2015
wow
karlnathan
 
karlnathan November 27, 2017
A truly amazing shot. Most impressive :)
davidparkhurst
 
davidparkhurst March 18, 2018
Very good
alinawaseem
 
alinawaseem April 26, 2018
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
vitor Platinum
 
vitor September 30, 2019
Incredible, fantastic masterpiece!
PeytonBPhotography
 
PeytonBPhotography October 27, 2019
Absolutely amazing! Great shot
morriskleyman
 
morriskleyman October 29, 2019
Very creative and nicely done!!!!!
larryazizsaved
 
larryazizsaved May 24, 2020
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my apartment's shower. I tried to think of the place where I'd cause the least mess while keeping my equipment out of harm. Though my equipment survived, my bathroom was drenched in water by the end of the shoot.
Time
Inspiration strikes at strange times. I found myself setting up the shot at 2am on a work day.
Lighting
I used hard light to cast shadows from every feature of my face and neck. I wanted to emphasize the expression of stress, and aimed to explore every aspect of conveying the emotion. The black background was achieved by hanging a black sheet from the shower curtain behind me.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D3100 mounted on a Promaster tripod. I used my 40mm Nikkor macro lens--nice and sharp. A Neewer NW 565EX was beside the lens.
Inspiration
Severe, clinical depression. I took this shot at the peak of it, which made it easy to scream and wake up the neighbors.
Editing
I always try to keep my post-processing to a minimum--I want to see a near-finished photo on the screen of my camera (so much so, that I mounted my camera with a portrait orientation, just so I wouldn't have to rotate the image in post. Tedious, but that's how I roll). But because my bathroom was so tiny (think of the size of a golf cart), the light from the flash was illuminating the sheet behind me. Normally the sheet would have been at least 5 feet from my subject, as to remain black. So a reduction of both the black level and the shadow level hid the sheet quite well. I also increased the clarity to bring out every stress line and water droplets.
In my camera bag
I'll always leave my apartment with my 50mm f1.4 prime mounted on my D7000. A nice, fast lense with beautiful bokeh. Next would be my 18-250mm. A bit more bulky, but it covers most of what I am looking to shoot--both wide shots of architecture, and telephoto shots of wildlife. I'll usually pack my 8mm fisheye, because I'm a hipster at heart. And to top it all off, I'll pack my flash gun mounted on a remote trigger.
Feedback
Prioritize emotion. Think of what you want the final picture to be, and any aspect that would help with capturing the emotion (in this case; hard light, black background, water falling horizontally, my expression. All contributes to the feeling of wrath and unease). Get symbolic (but not in a cheesy way)! Imagine this shot, but without water. Not as impactful, eh? But most importantly: Experiment! Take some bad pictures, and figure out how to make something from it. Recognize what doesn't work--what doesn't look good to you--and try again!

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