Downtown Phoenix, AZ





Peer Award
Superb Composition
Billur vishal_7951 Ideameus
Outstanding Creativity
Jake5001 richardgreen4
Superior Skill




Behind The Lens

The photo was taken on top of a parking garage in downtown Phoenix, Arizona as the sun was going down.
The sun was going down in downtown Phoenix, Arizona so as every photographer knows, you have limited time and tracing the sun to capture a moment in the correct light.
I wanted to show that since the Subject was graduating high school, she was going to take on the world and capture life. The light indicates that she is willing to take on the challenges and break through dark clouds to capture the light or in this case, her goals.
This was show with a Canon EOS R with an RF 24-105mm f/4 lens.
The Subject is a go getter in life. She was about to graduate high school and take on the world. The buildings and clouds are challenges in life and she was determined to break though any of it to reach her goal or goals, the sun in the distance.
I used Adobe Lightroom to change up the colors to pull down saturation as well as add a hint of warmth. Of course the normal dodging and burning in the right places.
In my camera bag
I know a lot of people are probably in the same boat but I'm always afraid that I won't be prepared for a situation so I carry the Sigma 85mm f/1.4 ART, 35mm f/1.4 ART, the RF 24-105mm f/4 and the RF 50mm f/1.8 for my lens choices. Of course my camera which is the Canon EOS R
Know your surroundings. I don't have much but I always use what I have to get what I need out of what I want to capture. I have what I could afford so I usually try to find used equipment that are still in great condition. I'm a "run and gunner" so 98% of the time, I don't even really plan out my sessions. I start at a location and tend to walk around till something catches my eye and gets my brain moving. Then ideas start flowing like crazy for certain shots that I attempt to recreate what I saw in my head. My only advice it, just take the shot. We live in a digital world, if it doesn't work out... You can delete it and keep going but don't let your own self hold you back from taking it. You'll regret it later when you get back to edit your photos saying to yourself, "I should've just taken THAT one shot..."

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