Hassan Sadek, QPSA  

Barbers are Back by Hassan Sadek, QPSA

September 2020 - Barbers are Back

About the Image(s)

After 5 months of closing, Barbers are back to work. I believe that all of us realized deeply in this year how important these guys are in our lives. And also realized how the small things are making a very big difference in life.
I used the prime lens as it is excellent in the night time. I took this photo a few days ago in Doha/Qatar for this barber who was happy to be back to work again.
the settings were: 1/400 sec. f/5.6 50mm , ISO: 200

5 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Hassan, this month almost all of us are in a glass reflection's state of mind (4 images so far...) In this one we have the additional gift of having the maker in the frame. To me is a little busy with lots of things and colors going on. You can see the barber's face slightly distorted, but nothing else is really in focus. Anyway, it is a timely photojournalistic image.   Posted: 09/05/2020 09:35:24

Marius Bodea   Marius Bodea
The idea is good, indeed if the barber was in focus it could be a plus, as a street photography exercise it's ok   Posted: 09/06/2020 08:29:18

Gloria Sprung   Gloria Sprung
Hassan… Life on the other side of the world! . I like how the composition is split it two by the door frame with you in one and the barber in the other. Lots of interesting things happening with the bus in the reflection and interior of the barber shop which adds to the busyness of the image. Perhaps try using f/8 or even f/7.1 with this lens to add more depth of field for a crisper image.   Posted: 09/13/2020 06:52:12

Randy Andre   Randy Andre
This is a very busy photo, which I personally like as it gives my imagination a lot of room to roam. The barber to the left, the photographer to the right, the bus behind, the accouterments in the shop, a lot of stuff to see. It has that journalistic feel. I imagine the barber was looking at you hoping that you'd be his customer and he'd have you looking great with a new haircut. I wonder how much a polarizing filter would have changed the reflections, better or worse?   Posted: 09/14/2020 03:44:26

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
I'm not sure where to look in this photo even with the caption that should point me to the barber and or barber chair. I do like the barber and how half is face is slightly distorted by either the glass or other reflections.   Posted: 09/19/2020 18:43:28


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