Ed Tepper  

Please don’t take my picture by Ed Tepper

November 2019 - Please don’t take my picture

November 2019 - Ed Tepper


About the Image(s)

Hangin’ out on a bench in Virginia Beach after a long day of following my wife around as she shopped at an art show this group of dog lovers showed up and tried to get a family photo but one of the dogs was just too shy.

Canon 5D Mk IV, Canon 24-70 f2.8L @70mm, 1/125 sec, f8, ISO 4000 (don’t ask, I blew it out somewhat). BW conversion and correction in Capture One Pro 12.

7 comments posted

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
I like this image, maybe less blown out. :-) But it has an interesting story to tell. It's definitely better as a black and white too.   Posted: 11/06/2019 16:03:31

Jason Kravitz   Jason Kravitz
(Group 78)
I like the narrative here and your B&W conversion. I'm curious why cropped much of the photographer in your edit vs. making that a stronger element as it was in your original.   Posted: 11/06/2019 22:21:16

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I like the monochrome much better than the color. As to the photographer, I prefer the crop as you did it. I feel that cropping him as you have has created a sort of frame and I don't feel that seeing more legs and shorts would enhance anything. The picture is in the group.   Posted: 11/11/2019 16:17:07

Ed Tepper   Ed Tepper
Thanks for your comments. Jason, my opinion is that the photographer is a supporting element to the main story which is the group. If I left all of him in, the viewer's eye would first be drawn to fix on him and then over to the group. This way, the viewer's eye is first drawn to the group and the shy dog and then the eye catches the photog to complete the story.   Posted: 11/11/2019 19:24:25

Bill Foy   Bill Foy
I like your composition with the photographer as a border. I also like that you converted to monochrome. I think you've got enough very dark pieces, and a composition that leads my eyes to the lower portion of the image, to overcome any issues with the background.   Posted: 11/11/2019 21:28:56

J. Lanning Smith   J. Lanning Smith
I agree on the way the photographer is cropped and the way that frames the photograph. I agree with Ed that he is a supporting element and so only having him partially in is preferred I think. Good call on that.   Posted: 11/12/2019 13:48:13

Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk   Karen Johnson-Nieuwendijk
I like this image a lot. The black and white is much better than the color as that is too blown out. But the story of the dogs is great, and the photographer adds to the story as well. Great image.   Posted: 11/17/2019 13:01:20


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