jrhardy PRO+
jrhardy

Cross



Faith and Hope is what its all about

Faith and Hope is what its all about
Read less

Views

1180

Likes

Awards

Contest Finalist in Shooting Hands Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Monochrome Creative Compositions Photo Contest
Featured
Contest Finalist in Faith Photo Contest with Scott Jarvie
  View more
Peer Award
ARUNASPINIGIS RDDIIPhotography aliceforrallies duskban DEBOLINA_MOITRA JuanGiraldo Natedoggnms +54
Outstanding Creativity
Msgracie debbieleigh Tanners romanobulgarelli brendadbusskohl RynellthePhotoGuy brandygessner +6
Superb Composition
JohnHoke shdwfx1 Dcrisp theresa_53 Albert-Serra-Photography NThompsonPhotographer oliverwiliammakower +5
Absolute Masterpiece
Morgado wendyroske_9600 Mad_bubbles muziklover kruchiotamas Mntnapoet Angelly +4
Top Choice
bryanlwilliams airforcelover143 MummyTeague Cruiser48 Epicphoto67 p_eileenbaltz
All Star
staceygensel Lanky44Lanky442 francescabastoni ritafayeadams
Superior Skill
mikepeck_8672 ahmedwasi
Magnificent Capture
Steve-n-Ning krnaik

Top ClassTM

One Monochrome Photo ContestTop 30 class
One Monochrome Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Picturing Hands Photo ContestTop 20 class
Picturing Hands Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Capturing Faith Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Exploring Spirituality Photo ContestTop 10 class
Exploring Spirituality Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class
Monochrome Masters ProjectTop 10 class week 1
In My Hand Photo ContestTop 10 class
In My Hand Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Shooting Hands Photo ContestTop 10 class
Shooting Hands Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class week 2
World Photography Day Photo Contest 2018Top 20 class week 1
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monochrome Creative Compositions Photo ContestTop 30 class
Monochrome Creative Compositions Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 30 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 30 class week 2
Covers Photo Contest Vol 37Top 30 class week 1
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 20 class
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 2
My Best Shot Photo Contest Vol 2Top 10 class week 1
Feeling Hope Photo ContestTop 10 class
Feeling Hope Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Faith Photo Contest with Scott JarvieTop 30 class
Faith Photo Contest with Scott JarvieTop 20 class week 1
Focus On Fingers And Hands Photo ContestTop 30 class
Capturing Connection Photo ContestTop 20 class
Capturing Connection Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1

Categories


2 Comments | Report
BenDufeck PRO+
 
BenDufeck December 20, 2015
Awesome photo.
Mad_bubbles
 
Mad_bubbles November 17, 2016
Your photography is great. If you made a challenge it would most likely be a hit.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in my girlfriend's dining room, who now I am happy to call her my wife. She lives her life on Hope and Faith. So much so, she rescued two sick cats that should have passed away already but are going strong to this day. She named them Hope and Faith.
Time
I remember telling her that I wanted to get a photo of her tattoos and that I had a couple of ideas. That went on for a few months then finally one afternoon we sat down and started taking shots.
Lighting
The photo was taken at our dining room table and I didn't have any lighting set up so we were simply dealing with the typical house lighting. Because of that, I went with Black and White. I wanted the tattoos Faith and Hope to stand out more than anything.
Equipment
I have a Canon 5D MKII which is my only camera at the moment. Without going back into my files I believe I was using my Canon 50 MM lens that my dad had recently purchased and sent me. I ruined the standard lens I had while serving in Afghanistan and prior to this lens all I had was the Canon 70-200, so I was excited when he told me he was sending me this new lens. Since then my lens purchases are driving me wife crazy. I didn't use a flash or tripod at all. Simply stood on a chair behind my wife at the table with the dining room light on.
Inspiration
My wife's Hope and Faith inspired this photo 100%! I just wanted to capture a shot of that to be kept forever. This photo hags in our bedroom and a copy was also given to her mother who is in the late stages of Alzheimer's.
Editing
I did do some post-processing however I have to be honest, I am not a pro with photo shop so I cant explain what I do very well. This is one of my weaknesses when it comes to photography. I worked with many different variations to this photo. I wanted to background/table to be a bit blurry. Because it is kind of a fancy table it didn't quite fit the photo idea in my head. I also worked with the words on the Bible and how clear those were to be was actually a big deal. My wife had it open to one of her favorite scripts which I believe was John 3:16. But I ended kind of making the words not so clear as well. Not for any other reason than it just looked right as I was messing around. Everything else I couldn't tell you. I simply played with the photo until I saw what I like.
In my camera bag
I have my Canon 5D MKII along with a Canon 7-200 mm lens. I have the Canon 50 mm used for this photo, a Tamron 90 mm macro lens, and a Tamron 150-600 mm lens as well. I have 1 tripod (nothing fancy), 1 monopod, and my pro master camera bag which was a birthday gift from my wife.
Feedback
The only advice I can give is if you have a vision in your mind for a photo you want to create, don't let it go and don't quite until you have it.

See more amazing photos, follow jrhardy