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Eddie Dodd Photography

Eddie Dodd Photography
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3 Comments | Report
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 December 05, 2015
Fantastic shot!
dereksouter
 
dereksouter December 18, 2015
a :D
gailypatching
 
gailypatching January 02, 2016
Love xx

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at a workshop I was attending but was nothing to to with the workshop itself.
Time
This was taken mid morning
Lighting
It's all natural lighting. It was an overcast day so I had the greatest soft box in the world. as we were in an old stable yard the background had a roof over it giving a nice graduated light effect
Equipment
Nikon D800 Sigma 70-200 @100mm f4 1/250 sec
Inspiration
I love finding the little details that make something work. I'd put the teddy down on the suitcase without really thinking and when I was walking around I turned back and saw this - I thought it told a story and evoked emotion. All I got was one shot and I knew that was all it needed. .
Editing
the image was shot in Raw. All editing was done in Lightroom. Desaturated by 10 and reduced the vibrancy, increased contrast and clarity. I added a vignette. then I painted some colour back into the teddy. This has since become a signature style for me. And sharpen - always sharpen
In my camera bag
If going out to shoot for a client or going on location I wouldn't go anywhere without my D800 and Nikon 24 - 120. I also carry the Nikkor 70-200 as well (I wanted the VR which my old Sigma did not have). A more expensive camera does not make you a better photographer but I got the D800 I had to up my game because the resolution magnified every fault. It was like being a beginner again and I loved it If I want to be more mobile then it's the Fuji X-E1 with 18-55mm lens and a 50-230. It's now my holiday kit - and it perfect for street photography The quality is second to none. In fact if I'm shooting with both cameras the only way I can tell the 2 apart is if I look at the file extensions.
Feedback
Look for an interesting textured background that is not too distracting or too light. And think about your composition (but don't be afraid to break the rules). What emotion do you want to portray (in my case it was sad and lonely - I wanted to tug at the viewer's heart strings). Don't be afraid to walk around the subject, you might find a better shot because of a different angle. Don;t be afraid to play with settings, angles, stand up, lie down. You learn so much by doing it.

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