stefannielsen
stefannielsen

Cambodian Oldtimer



Portrait of Cambodian man

Portrait of Cambodian man
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Harpreetmeenu
 
Harpreetmeenu January 25, 2016
I can see the pain in his eyes. beautiful expressions.
lpar161 PRO
 
lpar161 January 31, 2016
Breaks my heart when some of us are so wasteful with the food on our tables.
Bob_Ellis
 
Bob_Ellis November 19, 2017
Excellent composition!

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Behind The Lens

Location
This picture was taken in s small village in the Ratanakiri province in Cambodia during my trip around the country in november 2011, where I visited a lot of small villages and met a lot of great people.
Time
The picture was shot in the early afternoon where I passed a small hut and saw this old man sitting in the doorway. I thought he was great for a portrait and he willingly agreed to have his picture taken.
Lighting
It was an overcast day with a wonderful soft light - just perfect for a portrait like this.
Equipment
I used my Canon 5D Mk. II and my EF 70-200 f/4 for the shot. Focal length was 165 mm and it was shot at f/5.6 at 1/200 sec. and 400 ISO.
Inspiration
I'm a people photographer and I'm always looking for interesting faces to shoot - and a face like this with this thoughtful expression is always a great subject.
Editing
The picture was raw converted in Lightroom and got a touch up in Photoshop. Final step was pulling out some detail and doing some final corrections in on1 Perfect Effects.
In my camera bag
On a trip like this I used to carry a backpack with 2 Canon bodies, an EF 24-105 f/4 lens, and EF 70-200 f/4 lens, an EF 85 f/1.8 lens and a speedlight. However, I've recently mor or less switched to Fuji, and now my back contains a Fuji XT-1 body, a 35 mm f/1.4, a 16-55 mm f/2.8, a 90 mm f/2 and a Fuji X100S camera. Much lighter to carry around than my old outfit.
Feedback
My best advice is use your eyes all the time. The perfect picture doesn't come along by itself, or at least it rarely does. So use your eyes and be prepared to spend a lot of time just observing people and places around you. Don't be afraid to interact with the people you meet, even if you can't speak to each other, there are always a way to communicate. In my experience most people are friendly and positive and don't mind having their picture taken.

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