Photo: Messaging

Bethany, receiving an intriguing text message before class. I don’t know why people use text messages when they could just talk over the phone, but they’ve become quite popular somehow.

She’s in cosmetology at the college, which apparently involves applying makeup and such. I think that’s why she has a purple apron. She could also have a future in modeling, because when I told her to be serious, she didn’t crack up like this girl.

I burned in the corners a lot (vignetting). They were bright to start, but darkening them really strengthens the portrait. You’re in Bethany’s world now.

Canon Rebel XTi, EF 50mm 1:1.4, 1/250, F4, 50mm, ISO100, 2008-10-08T12:51:09-04, 20081008-165109rxt

Location: Daytona State College, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, FL  32114

13 thoughts on “Photo: Messaging

  1. Oh, my gosh! I really love your orchid! I am an Orchid grower myself and I just enjoy taking care of them. It relaxes me after a hard day’s work in the office. Orchid types

  2. This is SO beautiful! How do you do it eh? I love all your photos, have been trying to take pictures for a while now but can’t seem to get the right angle!

    1. Thanks Alison! Try taking pictures from different angles and IGNORE the background, even if it’s ugly. Just look at the flowers or whatever your subject is. You’ll notice it looks better or more interesting from certain angles… Then work with the background by moving the subject if possible.

      On a DSLR you can blur the background out with a large aperture (low F-stop #), but on a point-and-shoot the background will always be clear, unfortunately.

      Remember your editing! Go pirate Photoshop and start adding contrast through the curves tool, dodging and burning, etc.

  3. These are lovely Richard. Remember me? I wrote a short blurb about you on both my websites which are linked. If you want to link up, leave me a message on one of my blogs. See you on campus.

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