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- Mar 29, 2016
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I agree with Cheryl…#2 shows his natural smile, and it’s a winner!
I love the 2nd image his smile is contagious, he looks really happy, very heart warming!!!
Number 2 for me, the light in the eyes and that smile. It's been a while, glad to see some new photos!
Try a gold reflector on dark skin. It contributes a complimentary highlight to the skin. A black photographer asked me to do a shoot with some of his friends. I handed him a gold reflector and told him to watch what it did. When he aimed it at the girls face, his reaction was priceless. And we tend to think of placing a light to cast shadows to reveal shape and form. On really dark skin, a huge soft light reveals shape and form with highlight, shadow is lost on the darker skin. Think 7' octa or shoot through a 6' scrim both in close. The highlights on his face really bring this shot alive. Yes, the expression is better in the second shot, but it is way tighter and it makes the face more of the subject. I wonder if cropping into the hair and just below the shirt collar would give even more impact to the face. I'm a big advocate of solid color long sleeve shirts. The bright colors can distract with the real subject of the shot, his face. I shoot lots of b&w because I tell folks, in color, we are photoing you clothes, in b&w we are capturing our soul. The oof bg has a color that works well with subject and separates his dark skin/hair from the bg for depth. I would consider vignetting in from all sides, especially R side and onto shirt. A reflector would add just a tad larger catch light in the eyes. Main looks high front but you managed to get light in both eye sockets. I think his mother should love this image.He just turned 6, the youngest of the "littles".
Light was an issue that day. Wrong time of day, and not prepared. Forgot my silver reflector
Try a gold reflector on dark skin. It contributes a complimentary highlight to the skin.