Joshua

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Jul 13, 2012
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great portrait. Too bad the kid is pouting
 

Click

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Jul 29, 2012
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I'm not sure if it's the best lighting that you can use for a young boy.

But I agree, it's fascinating.
 

Rienzphotoz

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Aug 22, 2012
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Nice image ... Joshua might follow in his grand father's foot steps and take up photography ... Congratulations.
 

petach

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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.
Thanks for stopping by
 

Jim Saunders

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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.

Jim
 

ME

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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.
 

petach

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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!
 

ME

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petach said:
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. :)
 

lion rock

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Serious looking. Please be sure the enjoy the grandkid(s)!
I like the photo, sort of draws attention and emphasize the look!
 

P_R

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Mar 11, 2012
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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.
 

jdramirez

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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.