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6 Comments |
mitga2007
 
mitga2007 October 16, 2018
Wow, what those eyes have seen... this is an amazing portrait!
susanward_0435
 
susanward_0435 December 04, 2018
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
susanward_0435
 
susanward_0435 December 04, 2018
Your work is amazing!!!
DustAwayy
 
DustAwayy January 05, 2019
that eyes says so many things 👌
paulcao
 
paulcao March 05, 2019
Mesmerizing - those eyes. Fantastic shot!
joanntoth
 
joanntoth September 09, 2019
Well done
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Behind The Lens

Location

This picture was taken in Ingel district of Herat province in the Western Afghanistan. The subject was the Gardener of our host who had invited us to his Orchard for lunch.

Time

This photography was taken in the afternoon at around 5pm

Lighting

The light was totally natural, I picked a spot that was partially in the shade. This gave me a nice contrast between the two sides of my subjects face.

Equipment

I shot this picture with a Fujifilm XT-2 and a 90mm F2 lens at maximum aperture.

Inspiration

I have been shooting a series of portraits for an up coming exhibition covering the Afghan Ethnicities. When I saw this young man, I thought he would be perfect for this project. He was very nervous in front of the camera and I only managed to take 3 or 4 shots, as I was looking at my subject through the viewfinder, I knew I was about to take a special shot!

Editing

I just converted the RAW image into Black and white and adjusted the contrast etc. In Adobe Lightroom.

In my camera bag

Fujifilm XT-2, 23mm 1.2, 90mm F2

Feedback

Simple camera set up. Body with a portrait lens, the longer the better and natural light in the shade.

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