KatieMcKinneyPhotography
KatieMcKinneyPhotography

In his eyes



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8 Comments | Report
michellehansenburgess Platinum
 
michellehansenburgess July 30, 2015
OUTSTANDING Photo! Not just the subject matter, but the composition, the texture, you really have an artistic eye, a natural skill for helping us to see what you see with your work! Job well done!
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
KatieMcKinneyPhotography August 05, 2015
Thank you so much! :)
sherriestambaugh PRO+
 
sherriestambaugh August 03, 2015
I love this because you can see the emotion in his eyes
KatieMcKinneyPhotography
KatieMcKinneyPhotography August 05, 2015
Thank you so much!
Arcady
 
Arcady September 17, 2015
Perfect shot))
kenyken
 
kenyken October 09, 2015
Awesome!
Roshanzameer0332264
 
Roshanzameer0332264 January 17, 2016
Best portrait..
2MyEye
 
2MyEye February 23, 2016
Stunning portrait! Admired in A Favourite Black and White Photo Challenge.
nancyswanson_8046
 
nancyswanson_8046 October 13, 2018
That expression!
militaryunit
 
militaryunit June 11, 2022
Nice portrait
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Behind The Lens

Location
Outside
Time
Late afternoon
Lighting
The sun was going down and i wanted a soft light so to make sure there would be no shadows or bright light i had my son stand under a tree in what shade the day still had left.
Equipment
Canon 60D, Sigma lens
Inspiration
I was actually taking photos of plants when i saw my son running around having a blast and getting sweaty. On a wim i asked him to let me take a few photos. he is 4 so naturally he doesn't stay still long and is a master of expressions. I just kept snapping till i felt i had a good shot. I was very excited i managed to capture such a great emotion.
Editing
I initially liked this in color so i edited it in color first. But i decided that black and white would bring out the emotion in his eyes more and make the image overall more dramatic so i did a low key edit and converted to black and white. I touched up here and there. A bit of extra clarity in the eyes and a bit of airbrushing. I didn't touch his hair, i liked the visual interest of the messy texture.
In my camera bag
Canon 60D, 2 sigma lenses, a couple SD cards and extra batteries. A lens cloth. some times a reflector/diffuser.
Feedback
With children you have to be patient and sometimes they just want to do their thing. Personally i wait till i get a shot that is authentically natural and it doesn't have to be a smile either, if so great, but some of the greatest child expressions are just a particular look in their eyes. Eyes are MOST important! Get a good focus on those eyes and you got to be ready to capture those great expressions because they speak volumes. With this capture i love the innocence, wonder, and emotion. I want it to draw the viewer in.

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