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Dignity



An old Indian woman shows dignity in here face.

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Won Contest Finalist in Wrinkles Photo ContestOctober, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Everything In Black And White Photo ContestJuly, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Clash Of The Pros Photo ContestNovember, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Feeling Hope Photo ContestAugust, 2016
Won Contest Finalist in Rural Portraits Photo ContestMay, 2016
Winner in Portrait light work Photo ChallengeMarch, 2016
Winner in Every Face Tells A Story Part 5 Photo ChallengeJanuary, 2016

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took the photo in South-India.There is an acient city near Hampi, which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site (and by the way very impressive). This old woman was sitting on the main road and observing the people walking by. I asked her if it is ok for her to take a photo. And she said "yes" :-)
Time
The photo is taken in the late morning.
Lighting
The weather was sunny with clouds. Not to bright. Perfect conditon for a portrait.
Equipment
I used my Nikon D800 with an almost 20yrs old Nikon Micro 105mm 2.8, which is still my favorite lens. No tripod or flash.
Inspiration
This woman was obviously very poor but full of dignity. She was only sitting there and not asking the people for some money (never the less she got some money from me).
Editing
Yes, a lot! The background of this photo was really ugly. So I removed it and replaced it with solid black. Then I used gradient filters to integrate background with the woman. Now it looks like she was sitting in a door or something like that.
In my camera bag
On my travels I have my Nikon D800 and some lenses: 50mm 1.8G, 80-400 + 1.4 Teleconverter, 28mm 2.8, 105mm 2.8 Macro, Metz flashlight and a Gitzo tripod with Arca head.
Feedback
Talk to the person before you take the shot can be inportant. This woman was really posing for the photo, so I got her personality. This is the way she wanted to see herself. I showed it on the camera monitor to her and she was really happy with the result. For the post processing: If you removing an ugly background and focusing to then only object, you have to take care that no borders of background and main object is visible.

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