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Haiti Eyes in B&W



Haiti Eyes in B&W

Haiti Eyes in B&W
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Contest Finalist in Staring Photo Contest
a year of SmugMug PRO
Contest Finalist in Beautiful Eyes Photo Contest
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Magnificent Capture
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All Star
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Superior Skill
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Outstanding Creativity
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Genius
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Staring Photo ContestTop 10 class
Staring Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Awesomeness In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Black And White Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Emerging From Shadows Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Black And White Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Teen Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Teen Portraits Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Textures In Black And White Photo ContestTop 20 class
Textures In Black And White Photo ContestTop 20 class week 3
Textures In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Light Behind Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Magical Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Magical Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Dramatic Shots Photo ContestTop 20 class
Dramatic Shots Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
Portraits in Black and White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Portraits in Black and White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Covers Photo Contest Vol 16Top 30 class
Beautiful Eyes Photo ContestTop 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 16Top 30 class week 2
Beautiful Eyes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 3
Capturing The Moment Photo Contest by Focal PressTop 20 class
Beautiful Eyes Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Beautiful Eyes Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
The Gratitude Photo ContestTop 30 class week 2
The Gratitude Photo ContestTop 30 class
Adore Noir Volume 4 Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1

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Timbo
 
Timbo October 29, 2014
Powerful, simply powerdful
DeeanaCreates PRO
 
DeeanaCreates January 16, 2015
Wow WOw! Amazing great capture [=
juliedrummond
 
juliedrummond February 06, 2015
Congrats! Great shot.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta February 07, 2015
Beautiful mono portrait. Congratulations on being the Winner.
cs-cookie
 
cs-cookie February 09, 2015
Wonderful shot, congradulations
Wendy-May
 
Wendy-May February 10, 2015
Congratulations on your award.

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Behind The Lens

Location
Hi shot this image at an orphanage in Haiti. I was writing a story on a grassroots organization and their work at this orphanage in Port-au-Prince
Time
It was the middle of the day, I believe. Maybe early afternoon.
Lighting
Yeah, it was tough. The organization I was writing a piece on does dance, and the kids were all running around and there was a lot of dust in the air. Moreover, the room was poorly lit. So, I found a spot by a window where some nice ambient light was streaming in softly. I got some cool stills for the story from that location.
Equipment
I shot a canon 60D here with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. There was no tripod and I didn't release a flash. I tend to prefer natural light for the photojournalism work.
Inspiration
Well, how could I not be inspired. I mean check out this guy's eyes. He held so much power in them, and I'm just glad I was able to capture it properly.
Editing
Obviously it's a black and white conversion which I did entirely in Lightroom. I didn't really have to do much processing otherwise. I drew a bit of the highlights to draw out his eyes, and messed with the levels a bit. But it wasn't that significant.
In my camera bag
These days I travel with a Canon 6D, Canon 60D, 16-35mm f/4, 50mm f/1.4, 70-200mm f/2.8, and of course all the accessories like filters and tripods.
Feedback
Don't force it. So many times people really try to force these photojournalistic style images and are too in the face of people. Instead, make yourself a friend to people before. Make sure they know that you're not a threat. Then, patiently take your shots when they become available.

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