Oliver Morton  

Tattooed  by Oliver Morton

January 2019 - Tattooed

January 2019 - Oliver Morton


About the Image(s)

This was taken some time ago when a Tattoo Expo came to Washington D.C. The exhibition hall was dark which made it a challenge. However, the people were friendly and cooperative (and fascinating).

I used Photoshop's Camera Raw module to do color correction and to manipulate the lighting. Then, the Nik Color Efex Pro 4 filter was used to apply a slight vignette.

Shooting data: Canon 5D4 with 70-200mm f/2.8 lens at 100mm, f/5.0, 1/125 sec, ISO 6400.

3 comments posted

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
Oh! this poor girl, imagine what her skin will look like when she gets older and her skin wrinkles! Tattooing one's skins particularly, the lovely flawless skin that this girl has is beyond my comprehension So...off my soap box.. that is nothing to do with critiquing the image! The setup is great Oliver--next to the picture of a tattoo. I would like to see the text removed and the bright parts on the RH side of the image. Her pink bracelet does rather draw my eye but removing it could be a difficult job. I don't do portraits but from what I read the hand so placed is not altogether in the best posture overall--it becomes a too dominant part of the pose. Having said all that, it is a good image and I think with some adjustments it would do well in competition.   Posted: 01/06/2019 07:18:29

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Barbara, I think that many people (mostly young) don't give much thought to the fact that tattoos are essentially permanent and that they might not want to have them later in life. I'm a strong proponent of folks changing hair styles and colors as a way to be different since those modifications aren't locking them into something that can't change. So...off our soap box. LOL

I agree about the bracelet and the pose. Although removing the bracelet, or darkening it, is certainly feasible, there's not much I can do about her pose. Surprisingly, she was just sitting that way... not consciously posing for me. Thank you for your input on this image. It's not likely to be one I'll enter into a competition.

  Posted: 01/06/2019 09:39:09

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
I would have kept some of the warm light in the background along with cloning out the pick bracelet. I am surprised that she doesn't have a nose ring! I hope that later in life, that most of the tattoos could be removed.   Posted: 01/15/2019 16:12:29


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