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In his eyes



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7 Comments | Report
michellehansenburgess
 
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!
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KatieMcKinneyPhotography August 05, 2015
Thank you so much! :)
sherriestambaugh Platinum
 
sherriestambaugh August 03, 2015
I love this because you can see the emotion in his eyes
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KatieMcKinneyPhotography August 05, 2015
Thank you so much!
Arcady PRO+
 
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!

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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