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Joshua
« on: September 15, 2013, 03:00:55 PM »
This is my Grandson, Joshua.  Taken with a 5D and 24-105L.  Unusual style I suppose, but I rather like it.  Interested in views of others.  He was fascinated by the camera and, in fact....after I set it up he pressed the button to take the picture.


Joshua (re-worked) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer), on Flickr
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2013, 03:29:17 PM »
I'm not quite sure what to think of this one.  Fascinating at least.

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Re: Joshua
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 03:32:16 PM »
great portrait.  Too bad the kid is pouting

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Re: Joshua
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2013, 03:33:05 PM »
I'm not sure if it's the best lighting that you can use for a young boy.

But I agree, it's fascinating.
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2013, 03:34:25 PM »
Nice image ... Joshua might follow in his grand father's foot steps and take up photography ... Congratulations.
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2013, 03:59:17 PM »
well....I did say it was unusual  :0)

I like it myself.  I like the unexpected dramatic lighting for the child.  I also like the pout....which is what he does when he is really concentrating on something.  He is an unusual kid and he makes us laugh each day.  He has a deep voice for a two year old and comes out with some unusual phrases etc.  Because I always say to him "Say cheese"  my camera is known as cheese.

I suppose you have to know him to realise it is  him to a "T".  Grown up yet a babe still.
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2013, 04:06:50 PM »
I think there is a difference between knowing the child and having that for context versus just seeing this one by itself; I'd be curious to see how it would look for knowing the boy a little better.

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Re: Joshua
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2013, 04:31:31 PM »
Reminiscent of one of the Beatle's early album covers(Astrid Kirchherr?), and of the painter Rembrandt,etc. I personally like this type of lighting as one alternative lighting technique.
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2013, 04:37:51 PM »
I love it.

It makes me wonder about Joshua on the one hand.  On the other hand, it also reminds me of the 1960's and it is kind of "beat".  Very cool.

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Re: Joshua
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2013, 05:00:48 PM »
The album 1963 "With the Beatles" album has a similar style to the Joshua shot.  It was shot by Robert Freeman.

Glad you like, although I understand it is not to the taste of all. But hey.....art!

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Re: Joshua
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2013, 05:42:08 PM »
The album 1963 "With the Beatles" album has a similar style to the Joshua shot.  It was shot by Robert Freeman.

Glad you like, although I understand it is not to the taste of all. But hey.....art!



Robert Freeman,not Astrid K.Thanks for correcting me. I do dabble in drawing/painting, and enjoy many styles. Have always been partial to this particular style for portrait photograghy, and really like yours. :)
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2013, 07:45:40 AM »
This one shows real character and grabs your attention.

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Re: Joshua
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2013, 08:05:53 AM »
Serious looking.  Please be sure the enjoy the grandkid(s)!
I like the photo, sort of draws attention and emphasize the look!

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Re: Joshua
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2013, 09:09:47 AM »
Hello petach,

I like this style of portraiture and I like this shot, but I think the lighting has fallen away somewhat at his chin, so it appears almost cropped. A little more light there and maybe just enough to see the outline of his neck might have given it a more balanced look.  The lighting is stark (not a criticism, I like it), and am guessing you had a single light from the left and above him? I'd have preferred to have just a touch of light on the right hand side just show the barest of outline, but that's not here or there, great shot. 
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 09:25:03 AM »
 I've played with the invisible black backdrop ( closed aperture with side lit flash) before and I do like the results,  though I'm not that fond of this photo.   if I think about it more i can give a better reason.  but my initial gut reaction is to say,  it  could be better.
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Re: Joshua
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2013, 09:25:03 AM »