DelSantoChris
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Tanzanian Child Mt Kilimanjaro 07



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thatunicorngal PRO
 
thatunicorngal August 11, 2018
I love how the sun on his face lit up his right eye's lashes with rim lighting.
Aeri
 
Aeri September 09, 2018
Beautiful shot with great composition and details πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ and congratulations on your challenge win πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ regards Lokesh Aeri
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eelcovanroden September 09, 2018
Congratulations on your Challenge Win!
DelSantoChris
 
DelSantoChris September 10, 2018
Thank you. I appreciate the comments. This shot is special to me. Her name is Hope and I had an amazing time getting to know her on one of my trips to Tanzania. She was incredible and truly embodied her name. ...and thankfully her English was way better than my Swahili.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in a Maasai village in West Kilimanjaro, Tanzania where I stayed two weeks to share life with the tribe there.
Time
This was taken roughly at about 11:30 am outside of a church building just before taking a break for lunch. The kids loved having their photo taken and immediately running to me to show them right away. We were having so much fun, one of the Mammas chastised us and told us to stop and come eat our lunch.
Lighting
The sun in Tanzania can be quite brutal. Great for high contrast, but quite challenging for me since I am self-taught and still learning as I go.
Equipment
This was shot with a Pentax K-50 using a Pentax 55-300 lens.
Inspiration
I absolutely love spending time in tribal villages in Tanzania; especially with the children. The connection is so genuine and full of love. This child's name is Hope and I had an amazing time getting to know her. She was incredible and truly embodied her name. ...and thankfully her English was way better than my Swahili. I took this shot so I could have a tangible memory of my time with Hope.
Editing
I did very little post-processing with this photo. I converted it to greyscale, adjusted the exposure and contrast a bit, and then cropped the image.
In my camera bag
I always bring along a Pentax K-50, a Pentax 55-300mm lens, a Pentax 18-55mm lens, and a Sigma 10-20mm wide-angle lens. Whenever I am in Tanzania, I also make sure my bag is filled with plenty of balloons.
Feedback
I am still a bit new to all this, but here's my insight on trying to capture something similar to this photo. My photos like this one that I am most pleased with are ones where I spent time with the people/person before taking the photo. Taking the time to get to know them a bit and having some level of familiarity with them helps me not try to force the photo and allows them to be more natural when the photo is taken.

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