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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:39 am

While visiting one of our Lavender Farms I noticed this farm hand taking a break.
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Postby St3v3M » Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:12 pm

This is where you and I differ and where you win -

My instinct says to crop the photo somewhere above the door rather than have an awkward sized photo, but looking at it more I see how the extra image adds weight to the image, and the blurred darkness moves the eye back to the main subject completing the image and the story. It works either way, but I like yours best!

Thank you for adding this. I'm constantly learning and breaking past ideas! S-
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Postby Psjunkie » Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:48 pm

The tree is framing him eloquently as is your use of light....I envy your ability to see through the viewfinder Ernst.
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Postby minniev » Mon Jun 05, 2017 10:56 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:While visiting one of our Lavender Farms I noticed this farm hand taking a break.

A perfect composition, though unusual in shape. And a powerful portrait with environmental context that contributes its part to context and composition. Beautiful tonalities. Really like this one, and feel gratified that someone much better than I am uses non standard ratios. I have trouble reconciling myself to the standard ones for every image, which is why I learned to make my own mattes for the sizes I print.
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Postby Charles Haacker » Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:07 am

I really like the tall crop, the man being the only bright spot in the picture. There's been mention of visual weight of the high crop. That looks like a cedar or redwood (where you are it's more likely a cedar?). I rarely print anything so I'm always doing non-standard crops. They work fine online and in photo books where the crop is immaterial. If I decide to go nuts and make a print but I'm too cheap for a real frame I'll pull a generous canvas around it, or use a background and a drop shadow. Then I can buy a standard frame from Voldemart and it's already matted. (Not cheap; frugal.) :lol:
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Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Tue Jun 06, 2017 2:21 pm

As a professional portrait photographer I have to adhere to standard crops for my clients, and while photographing them I have to keep that in mind. However using custom crops (what works even better at times) is something
I share alot with my clients and then sell that work also. I've been cutting my own mat board for as long as I've been a photographer, a 15X10 image looks great in a 16X20 mat. One of the lst things I learned from my
mentor was presentation, presentation, presentation. A number of years ago while taking a workshop with Darton Drake he reminded me of this and that is why you'll see most of my work on the internet framed and presented.

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Postby St3v3M » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:03 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:As a professional portrait photographer I have to adhere to standard crops for my clients, and while photographing them I have to keep that in mind. However using custom crops (what works even better at times) is something
I share alot with my clients and then sell that work also. I've been cutting my own mat board for as long as I've been a photographer, a 15X10 image looks great in a 16X20 mat. One of the lst things I learned from my
mentor was presentation, presentation, presentation. A number of years ago while taking a workshop with Darton Drake he reminded me of this and that is why you'll see most of my work on the internet framed and presented.

Best to ya, Ernst

We work hard to make the best images so it makes sense we would give them the best presentation. Thank you for sharing this with us! S-
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Postby mikec » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:22 pm

Agree. Presentation, presentation, presentation. Of course a creative person behind the lens interpreting helps.
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