"A Sign Of Confidence"
©David A. Ziser
I love doing wide angle lens portraiture. I like what the lens does to the surrounding lines. Architectural photogs would not agree with me but I like the convergence of the lines the lens causes. In today's image, I explored several different crops. The way the image is presented here was my first favorite and captured what I saw in the viewfinder and what I thought I wanted in my finished result. But then I started "playing" with it a bit. Hit the Read More..." link below for two more views of the same shot and Camera specs.
In this third image, I pushed him back to the left. I'm not sure if I like all the white to the right this time, but the more I look at the image, I really don’t care. The white space creates a nice visual balance. Is there any right answer? It depends on how the photographer wants to present his/her work and the impact of the image. Notice how the other two crops bring a different reaction to you as you view them. All in the fun of photography. Lighting for this shot is provided by the naturally occurring light in the scene. I turned the subject's face to the light until I had the loop lighting pattern on his face. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 10-22mm wide angle lens at 12mm, F5.6 @ 1/30 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! -David