gregoriodelacruzsoldevillajr
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I am missing you.



A mother always long for the visit of her children. She always asks: “when are you coming home?”

A mother always long for the visit of her children. She always asks: “when are you coming home?”
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gregoriodelacruzsoldevillajr October 10, 2018
Thank you friends for choosing my photo as your choice. This inspires me more to do my best to further enhance my hobby into a full-pledge photographer. Thank you for the trust. Thank you to the ViewBug family.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken when I went back home for vacation in the Philippines. I am a self-taught photographer so every shot is an opportunity for a new learning.
Time
This is one of my favorite shots. Aside from the subject is my mother, this reminded me of my home far away. This photo was taken just before sunset where the natural light is just enough to capture the expression on the face of my subject. Dusk and early morning are my favorite time to take photos for the shadows are not so deep. Many photographers would call it the "magic hours."
Lighting
The natural light coming from the near sunset makes a more beautiful drama on the face of the subject. The sunset setting makes all the expression of the longing of the heart comes out.
Equipment
I use the camera of my iPhone X. Aside from my Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera, I always have my iPhone with me that comes very handy especially at times where time is an issue. I believe that in mastering mobile photography would make one's ease to shift to DSLR photography.
Inspiration
I was inspired to take this photo as I saw my mother's facial expression that I am leaving her again because of my work abroad. She would always ask me: "When are you coming back home?" I wanted to bring with me those face captured through my mobile phone so I could be reminded of my loving mother waiting for my coming back home. I believe that your feelings could be expressed in photography. Indeed, a picture paints a thousand words and could paint a thousand feelings, too, I may add.
Editing
I did a post-processing on this picture for I have to post-process it into a mono so that the expressions of longing will be starkly real on the face of the subject. The Lightroom CC and the Snapseed are always handy for me in all of my mobile photography.
In my camera bag
I believe that like in the photography, we have the rule of the third. I always fill up my bag with the three most important kit. My Canon EOS Rebel T6 body, it's partner the Canon 18-55 mm lens prime, and the Canon 75-300 mm prime lens as the rule of the third (lol). (Don't forget to add your spare batteries.) I always see to it that I also have my tripod and the digital slave flash handy. I never forget to bring my iPhone X for those that require a quick click subject. So you could easily share your photos on social networking sites while on the go.
Feedback
Facial expressions require a quick click. So, I would advise making your mobile phone handy so that moments like this facial expression of the deep longing from the subject's face can be quickly immortalized. Mastering mobile photography can easily shift to DSLR photography. Just be patient for every circumstance could be an opportunity for learning. This is my advice to all self-taught photographers, like me.

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