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A Boy and His Shreds



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Contest Finalist in We Love Freckles Photo Contest
People's Choice in Expressions of the Young Photo Challenge
Winner in Creative Use of Rock, Paper or Scissors Photo Challenge
Contest Finalist in Kids With Props Photo Contest
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marieteilhard
 
marieteilhard July 10, 2016
freaking love this!!
Treecy
 
Treecy August 06, 2016
Fantastic...adore this!!!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 04, 2017
Great creativity and capture! Congrats.
AnnuO
 
AnnuO July 10, 2017
Fantastic! So creative :D
ChristyRStanford
 
ChristyRStanford September 13, 2017
This is AWESOME!
JayneBug PRO+
 
JayneBug April 22, 2019
Creative and fun. Great capture. Congratulations on your People's Choice award.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in my upstairs loft at home where I often setup studio shots. However, the world is my studio.
Time
This shot was taken in the afternoon when my model (my grandson) was doing anything in particular at the time. He often spends his time gaming so I was lucky to snag him this time of the day.
Lighting
The model was lying on the floor so I used a cool soft light low from the side since I wanted some shadow to remove the flat look on the paper and models face. It gave me just the right amount of shading I was looking for.
Equipment
This was shot freehand with a Canon 7D with a 500mm prime lens, with a cool light.
Inspiration
My grandkids are my biggest inspiration and they are always around. The context of the shot, shredded paper has been something I've toyed with in the past, but not with a model involved. I recall thinking, "How could I use shredded paper and make it look hair?". This was the result, and my Grandson was quite the trooper while I setup the messy shot. I was very happy with the results.
Editing
I made some modifications in temperature and color balance, and added some dodging and burning to enhance the contrast between lights and darks.
In my camera bag
I always have my Canon 7D, and lately my drone, multiple lenses for any purpose, cleaning products, shutter controls, a tripod, and multiple memory cards.
Feedback
My best advice here is when shooting kids, be playful in setting up the shot. Let your inner child come out to play. Even let the child suggest how they would like to be shot. I get so many nice child portraits when letter the kids choose the pose or situation. Also, keep your camera on high speed if possible since that perfect expression could be fleeting.

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