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chasingsooz

Sydney, Australia

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This photo of my son aged 15 is my favourite image in my portfolio and one of three published in a popular kids magazine for an article about his filmmaking.

How I created this shot …

Location …Sydney NSW. I chose to shoot in front of the graffiti wall used in the making of his short Tropfest film because I thought it would appeal to the young audience of the magazine. What I love about this wall is that it is always changing. The week prior it was a blaze of vivid reds.

Lighting .. Even though we did have lights available from the film shoot, I chose not to use them because it was an overcast day and I remembered reading somewhere that colours are more vibrant on cloudy days. I also wanted to be able to run if it started to rain.

Framing … I wanted the photo to tell a story and for it to be obvious that he was the one who used the camera not just someone who was posing next to it. So I asked him to wear his trademark hat that attracted all this attention in the first place and to put the audio headphones around his neck.

Camera … I am embarrassed to say that my published photo was taken using a Cannon Digital IXUS 75. Portrait setting. Point and shoot. Fill in flash I think judging by the light on his hand.

I didn’t do any post production. No cropping or manipulation. Just sent it off as is.

I was surprised that so many shots were chosen to be published and thus began my interest in photography. I now have a Canon 40D and look forward to improving my skills as a photographer.

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