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Roy Pope__Ma



I'm showing a playful nature of looking at me, while I'm looking through my lens.

I'm showing a playful nature of looking at me, while I'm looking through my lens.
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Top Shot Award 21
Contest Finalist in One Monochrome Photo Contest
Winner in Up Close showing eyes portrait in B&W Photo Challenge
Winner in Portraits in Black and White Photo Challenge
Winner in Beauty, Wisdom and Character in Old Age Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Inspiring Portraits Photo Contest get inspired magazine
Winner in Aged beauty (ELDERLY PEOPLE, NO NUDES PLEASE) Photo Challenge
Winner in Covered Faces Photo Challenge
Winner in Portrait in black and white Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in People In Black And White Photo Contest
Winner in Old People Photo Challenge
Winner in Portraits with Personality! Photo Challenge
Winner in The Elderly Photo Challenge
People's Choice in Every wrinkle tells a story Photo Challenge
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Inspired By The World Photo ContestTop 10 class
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The Contributors ProjectTop 10 class
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One Monochrome Photo ContestTop 20 class
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My Amazing Portrait Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Looking At Faces Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Textures Photo Contest Speed SeriesTop 10 class
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People In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Black And White Female Portraits Photo ContestTop 10 class
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katiuscianoseda
 
katiuscianoseda November 08, 2016
Semplicemente fantastica, complimenti
Ottimo B&W
LauraEm
 
LauraEm November 24, 2016
Wow! This is great! What a character face this lovely and fun soul has! I love the rings too!
rogerbradshaw
 
rogerbradshaw April 13, 2017
Well done on your win, lovely image.
lindathomasBAhons Premium
 
lindathomasBAhons June 13, 2017
Wow what a stunning and beautiful photo
tinawiley
 
tinawiley June 26, 2017
This photo grabbed my interest every time I looked at it. The wrinkles, the personality behind the hands. The rings with a peace sign. This personifies aging with grace, personality, and is so "in-your-face". The black and white showed great textures (which is a favorite of mine). Well deserved win.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 26, 2017
What a priceless capture! Congrats.
PeterTaylor-PHOTOGENIX
 
PeterTaylor-PHOTOGENIX June 27, 2017
awesome shot roy
Eduardbetz PRO+
 
Eduardbetz August 25, 2017
The details are incredible ! Photography st it's best !
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone September 07, 2017
Wonderful.
sallyG11 PRO+
 
sallyG11 March 01, 2018
Oh she is so beautiful! Look through her lines of age into her bright eyes...a truly wonderful soul!
ronkline
 
ronkline March 12, 2018
Beautiful portrait - really awesome both in expression and aged beauty! Love the peace ring on her right pinkie.
Mann-Niyati
 
Mann-Niyati March 24, 2018
What and amazing portrait it is. I love these expressions and Peek a boo hand positioning showing me the inner child of this old age. Wonderful .
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug April 27, 2018
Absolute masterpiece. Congratulations!
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone April 27, 2018
Such a beautiful capture. Congrats on the win!
UPbyVeronica PRO+
 
UPbyVeronica March 22, 2019
Amazing picture She is magnificent! Thanks for entering this picture in my Aged Beauty Challenge!
AdeleFord PRO
 
AdeleFord April 19, 2019
Wow!!! Wonderful.... wonderful...
robycanepa
 
robycanepa April 19, 2019
Beautiful!!!
mtconnolly PRO
 
mtconnolly April 21, 2019
Fantastic
MRueffer PRO
 
MRueffer September 13, 2019
Sweet
cahit
 
cahit April 15, 2020
Very nice

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was made in a portable home studio that I fashioned out of PVC pipe and wind sails. The light bounces off the back of the light box, giving a north light.
Time
I made my Ma's portrait during my coffee break time; When my mom stops over to visit, I take a break from working in my darkroom, and we have coffee, and I make home made pretzels. During this break-time I had the studio set up, and had asked my mom to pose for me.
Lighting
The lighting is from the old Kodak school of photography, whose philosophy was called "bumper pool lighting." My studio light is made out of PVC pipes from Home Depot. I use sail cloths that a seamstress made to fit my studio equipment set up.
Equipment
For this photograph, I used a gitzo carbon fiber mono-pod. Photogenic mono lights using Infrared Remotes. My camera was a Nikon D810, with an 18 to 24 f/3.5 lens.
Inspiration
I enjoy photographing my mother. Her and I go back to the time when I was in college first learning the photography ropes and skill sets to become a photographer.
Editing
The image was raw, so I did the basic photographic tool-kit using Photoshop. Tweak the curves.
In my camera bag
Depending on where I'm photographing determines my equipment. I love my 4x5 large format camera, and the slow and methodical challenge it poses for landscapes, and Kodak Tri-X film that I tray process in my darkroom. The Digital camera I use is a Nikon D810, and I also use a Nikon Cool pic P7100. A modified Pentax spot meter, filters to work with tones, and a audio recorder to make notes of the scene I am photographing; a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a thermos of coffee rounds things out. Most all the time I will make a photograph, and wait to see if sometime better will happen (Light-wise) before I break down.
Feedback
Patience and a sense of humor makes a photographer. Allow your subjects, and sitters to express themselves. Work with the external to realize the internal. We all have a story, and something to share. For the photo of my ma, she wanted to look at me. A playful side of her came out.

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