LaurenGalantyPhoto
LaurenGalantyPhoto

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Awards

Contest Finalist in Getting Creative Photo Contest
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Contest Finalist in Sharpness Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Flash Fun Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Eyes Are Beautiful Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Covers Photo Contest Vol 23
Contest Finalist in Up Close Photo Contest
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Peer Award
Superb Composition
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Top Choice
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Outstanding Creativity
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Superior Skill
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Magnificent Capture
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All Star
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Genius
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Jaw Dropping
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Love it
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Virtuoso
LIL-THANGS

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Top ClassTM

Bold Colors Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
An Unforgettable Adventure Photo ContestTop 10 class
Experimental Photography ProjectTop 20 class
Experimental Photography ProjectTop 10 class week 1
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 20 class
The Magic Of Editing Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 20 class
Post Editing Magic Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Gazing At The Camera Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 30 class
Creative Compositions Photo Contest Vol4Top 30 class week 1
The Human Eye Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Human Eye Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 2
Rule Of Thirds Photo Contest v2Top 10 class week 1
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class
Social Exposure Photo Contest Vol 7Top 10 class week 1
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Masterpieces Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 28 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Getting Creative Photo ContestTop 10 class
Getting Creative Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Getting Creative Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 25 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Sharpness Photo ContestTop 10 class
Flash Fun Photo ContestTop 10 class
Flash Fun Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Monthly Pro Vol 18 Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Eyes Are Beautiful Photo ContestTop 10 class
Eyes Are Beautiful Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 20 class
Mix It Up Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Trey Ratcliffs Put Your Best Foot Forward Photo ContestTop 30 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 10 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class week 5
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 20 class month 1
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 30 class
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 30 class
Covers Photo Contest Vol 23Top 30 class week 1
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 2
Basic Edits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Unconventional Perspectives Photo ContestTop 10 class
Unconventional Perspectives Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Up Close Photo ContestTop 20 class
Up Close Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1
Teen Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class
Teen Portraits Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 10 class week 2
Macro Extravaganza Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1
Picture People Photo ContestTop 10 class
Portraits Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class
Picture People Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Portraits Galore Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Halloween 2014 Photo ContestTop 20 class
Visual Stories Photo ContestTop 30 class
Visual Stories Photo ContestTop 30 class week 1

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14 Comments | Report
njkerosky PRO+
 
njkerosky March 18, 2015
Wonderful Capture!!!...Your photo is a finalist in the "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" Photo Challenge...Congrats!
jenya0902
 
jenya0902 July 08, 2015
ok, thats just a very cool shot!!!!!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 October 02, 2015
Omg I so Love this... So natural ...not way over the top kinda edit ...its perfect!!
d0nn3112009 PRO
 
d0nn3112009 October 03, 2015
Wow, that is awesome macro!!
gilbertaldous
 
gilbertaldous November 17, 2015
Eye see what you did there. Simply stunning shot!
natalieaquilina
 
natalieaquilina December 14, 2015
Wow photo!
henriquepinheiro
 
henriquepinheiro March 16, 2016
Wow! Loved it
henriquepinheiro
 
henriquepinheiro March 16, 2016
Wow! Loved it
MyTakeOnTech
 
MyTakeOnTech May 14, 2016
Amazing clarity and eye color.
ChasingShadows
 
ChasingShadows May 15, 2016
Wow! Superb!
FredBlundell
 
FredBlundell December 17, 2016
Superb artistry.
ziggyzoo52
 
ziggyzoo52 April 02, 2017
Awesome, stunning shot
Nessasphotographs
 
Nessasphotographs May 10, 2017
Holy moly. So cool
ashleylong_3815
 
ashleylong_3815 June 08, 2019
Very beautiful!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken of my friend at a playground nearby our neighborhood. Initially, I took my camera to just mess around and have fun, shooting her playing on the slide, in piles of leaves... But I have always had an interest in experimenting with portraits, which resulted in this photo in particular.
Time
It was towards the end of the day, not quite at sunset. We spent the entire day playing on the playground, and this was taken just before we left for dinner.
Lighting
When the light hit her face as the sun was making its way down for the day, I sat her down and took a few face shots, and this one of her eye. The lighting was a little harsher than I would usually like for a photo, but the end product was worth it.
Equipment
Nikon D5100, 85mm focal length, no flash.
Inspiration
She's someone who I could feel comfortable around, which prompted me to sit her down and try full portraits, and some macro shots of her face. Plus, after all of the playing on the playground (nevermind our age haha), I think she was just thankful to sit down and relax, and merely tolerated me shoving a camera in her face.
Editing
I changed her eye color to something harsher and more eye catching, to compliment the harsh lighting from the sun.
In my camera bag
I usually only pack my newest camera body (Nikon D7000), whatever lenses I have available to me (never know what you'll need!), and PLENTY of lens wipes, a few charged batteries, a few memory cards... Can never be too careful.
Feedback
Honestly, just find someone you're extremely comfortable with, and hang around them. Eventually, they'll learn to tolerate the existence of a camera always around them, and it'll become that much easier to experiment with portraits... or in this case, eye macros.

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