Fred Giese  

Let Me Think About That by Fred Giese

May 2022 - Let Me Think About That

May 2022 - Fred Giese


About the Image(s)

Let Me Think About That


frederick h giese

The original was taken at a street fair in Columbia, SC. My wife approached this gentleman, who was seated at a restaurant, and asked if she could photograph him which he smiled and said yes to. I decided to photograph him from a more candid style. His face and the lighting on it was great and when he looked up as in great thought, I knew I had to have that shot.

Since there was a lot of background clutter, I decided to go with a black background. Creating a color fill of black between the original and duplicate layer and painting it in. Then using an adjustment layer, using brightness, to bring out the texture in his skull cap.

2 comments posted

Shirley Ward   Shirley Ward
Very nice. one thought...Being as the background merges into the black even more, perhaps a thin white border would isolate the man from the allover blackness.... and his black cap is almost lost in the background....good expression....   Posted: 05/08/2022 14:54:27

RH Samarakone   RH Samarakone
Very interesting subject, and a nice pose. You have eliminated some of the background clutter well to bring the subject out.

If I may point out, this image would be more impactful, if you were to increase the exposure on the face / beard and lower the exposure on the might even try a more tighter crop...   Posted: 05/21/2022 21:21:45


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