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Staying Safe



A family showing their masks during quarantine.

A family showing their masks during quarantine.
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Spring 21 Award
Contest Finalist in Staying Safe Photo Contest
Peer Award
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Absolute Masterpiece
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Outstanding Creativity
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Superb Composition
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Virtuoso
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Magnificent Capture
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in Charlotte, NC at the start of the pandemic.
Time
I took this late afternoon.
Lighting
This photo was taken in open shade which means the sun was behind the house and they were standing in the shade from the house.
Equipment
Nikon D750, Nikon 70-200mm 2.8
Inspiration
As the pandemic took away all of my jobs and the world was hurting, I came up with the idea to take "Porch-raits." For these sessions I discounted my fee to $100.00 and 50% of that was donated to local emergency crews who were battling this pandemic each and everyday.
Editing
Yes. I did some minor Lightroom adjustments were made, and then I took the photo into Photoshop for some sharpening, vibrance, and dodge/burn to make the photo pop a little more.
In my camera bag
I always have my Nikon D750, Nikon 24-70mm 2.8, and my Nikon 70-200mm 2.8.
Feedback
It is important to use open shade for a shot like this. It helps keeps the wrap around light soft and continuous. Also, interact with the family to bring out their best. You will notice the mother and daughter are smiling and having fun while the father and son look, well, not as thrilled. This is Ok. It shows their honest personality while dealing with a pandemic together. Staying positive while having concern.

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