Oh Boy! by Johanne Brunet

My 15-year-old son Phillip who doesn’t like to be photographed.

I could almost hear him think: Oh boy, the camera! There she goes again!

Focal length 90mm
Aperture f/5
Shutter 1/60 sec.

Nikon D60
Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E

Shot in manual mode, no flash fired, on a dark velvety background. Natural light from the window (an hour before sunset), plus a silver reflector.

Featured in the group Accentuate the Eyes on January 20, 2010

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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneabout 5 years ago

    Oh what our kids do for us crazy camera mom’s eh Johanne :) Love the placement of his hand and the tight framing is great. Wonderful light in his eyes too. A portrait you should both be proud of :)

  • Thank you Shelly! He was being a good sport even though he does find me strange at times, or so he says… ;-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    great work,

  • Thank you Scott!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • PeterBusser
    PeterBusserabout 5 years ago

    Results to be proud of, Johanne! Hope Phil will be equally proud of it. Maybe not now but maybe later…

  • Thank you Peter! He does like it, but not as much as the Matrixy composite , he says. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetabout 5 years ago

    Wow!!! What a look he got on that shot…. Great light and framing and beautiful son!

  • Thank you Sis! Windows procure wonderful soft lighting for portrait, and it’s free! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 5 years ago

    He’s got gorgeous eyes. I think hannah groans when she sees the camera! I have just ordered a collapsible background!

  • Thank you Celia! I think that our kids find us kind of crazy with the camera… LOL! I know that Abi, “Shelly”:http://www.redbubble.com/people/micheleirene ’s gorgeous daughter also has to be bribed once in a while to submit to her mom’s photographic whims. Looking at your photos of Hannah and Shelly’s shots of Abi, I tend to say that all the efforts are worth it! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 5 years ago

    LOL I am not so sure. Your images always look better as I think you understand all this photography stuff more than me! I rarely take an image and think yep that’s right! I always tinker with them in photoshop and usually have to crop bits off to make the composition better! Some are so bad they just get trashed in the recycle bin!

  • You’re too sweet, Celia! However, the process you describe looks like a usual workflow. Shoot for 90 minutes, download to computer about 80-100 shots, view, tag, rate, discard bad shots, and finally keep less than 20. Get the best of them in Photoshop (maybe 5-6) and process, smooth skin, clone out blemishes and red spots, enhance, sharpen, adjust curves, levels, dodge and burn, enhance eyes to bring back light, and apply a smaller amount of creative sharpening. Lots of work to make those shots look good! LOL! As for the other 60 to 80… they get trashed!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 5 years ago

    LMAO!!! Yep that’s me!

  • Nice to know that we’re not alone, huh? LOL!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaabout 5 years ago

    Yep it’s really nice to know! ;-)

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerabout 5 years ago

    Hi Johanne,
    Your image has been uploaded into Photography 101’s premier forum How am I doing?
    Please drop by and join in the discussions,

    Regards, … Jim

  • Lilbits
    Lilbitsabout 5 years ago

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