Norm Solomon  

Masked by Norm Solomon

June 2020 - Masked

About the Image(s)

D7200 1/100 F6 ISO 1000 140mm-see my note below
I made this image at a photo trade show. I was impressed both by the model’s expression and jeweled mask.. The background was not great so I cropped the image tightly to emphasize the jeweled mask & the young woman’s smile. The constant lighting was provided by the trade show”I did not use a flash.

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5 comments posted

Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Great model with a wonderful mask that shows her off like jewelry. With her looking down and to the right instead of anywhere near the camera, I think the crop you picked was excellent. There is no need to see the back of her head or any more above or below her face. Normally she is positioned looking out of he frame, but there is something about this image that I don't think it matters at all. Unusual but very nice portrait.   Posted: 06/09/2020 22:05:01

John Hackett   John Hackett
You have a lot going for this that I like. The closeness of the frame filling head and the angle of the head in the frame gives the image some dynamism. I like the mask it makes the picture more than just a portrait.The expression is also a plus point. I like it.I do wonder if the wisps of hair on the right could have had a little digital attention.   Posted: 06/14/2020 04:40:09
Stan Bormann   Stan Bormann
Good point, I think they should go.   Posted: 06/14/2020 17:20:31

Carroll Reynolds   Carroll Reynolds
Wonderful image Norm. I love the apparent joy on her face, truly enjoying her modeling. John's suggestion to remove the wisps of hair would be helpful but they really don't seem to distract.   Posted: 06/14/2020 06:52:15

Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
In my opinion, the fact that the model is not looking at you but away from the camera makes it more attractive and interesting. What is she looking at? I wonder. The unusual mask that still reveals her eyes is a plus and her beautiful and natural smile make a great portrait picture.

I don't know a lot about lighting, but it seems to me that the side lighting is a little strong. Can a photographer do anything about this in post-processing? I wonder.   Posted: 06/15/2020 13:47:19