Winner in Save Humanity Now Photo Challenge
Winner in Save Humanity Now Photo Challenge
Winner in Save Humanity Now Photo Challenge
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CassaraHealey November 13, 2015
Stunning capture.
Totoosart January 11, 2017
Well, just wanted to thank you for taking part in our photo challenge and also congratulate you on your success. This was the best image worthy of the Grand Winner place, so, hope you are pleased and wish you all the best. totoo
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Behind The Lens

Mahida Village, Moshi Region, Tanzania
Sadly I don't recall too much detail here; this was taken before I regularly shot raw and recorded data. Salutary lesson for all new photographers; as you build up a portfolio you may wish to catalogue your work and this is much easier if you have data to work with.
Natural light though shaded by trees in this location.
I was shooting with an Olympus 4/3 DSLR back then and had disabled the built in flash to shoot natural light where possible.
This was my first time in Africa, so everything was an inspiration; the people, the plants, the light, the dust... My only challenges were storage of all the images I shot and finding somewhere to keep recharging my camera batteries. Again if you're going somewhere new or unusual you should recognise that you're likely to shoot more and prepare accordingly. I was part of a group undertaking some renovation in the village school, and it must be said we were as much an object of curiosity to the villagers as they were to us. The children in the village were all great subjects as they were desperate to have their picture taken, however most would play up for the camera. This was a rare occasion where I caught one of them watching me instead of posing for me, and with the barbed wire made a great composition. The fence was to prevent people from wandering too close to an open cess pit near to roughly constructed latrine block. I can't remember which of us was on the wrong side!
I painted over some of he background details using a soft light blending layer in photoshop so that I could remove distractions and draw the eye to the subject.
In my camera bag
Nowadays I'm a Canon user and my bag will have a 5d MkIII and three lenses (17-40, 24-70, 70-200) plus a 1.4 converter and a range of filters. Because I tend to be a jack of all trades shooting details, landscapes, portraits and candids I maybe need to carry more gear than someone who specialises, so add in a tripod and I become quite a packhorse.
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