I’m back, finally to being able to submit photos to the Matador U photo labs! See what a difference having a home makes!
Anyways, the current lab is focused on Environmental Portraits, which I’ve actually seemed to take quite a lot of lately. This particular choice for my submission was taken in Uzbekistan at the Toprak Qala festival I stumbled across in May.
While I love the transition from the scene on canvas to the scene in the background (whch, by the by, the f-stop was a deliberate choice to keep the focus more on the girl and her work than the busy background studded with so many people..may have overdone it a bit though?) I do wish I could see her face. I’ve got a similar photo of the artist next door with full profile but no look at the Qala in the background, though, and I do like this one a bit better. The kid walking through the frame is unfortunate as well, but the area just behind the easel was quite a busy walkway and I didn’t want to wait too long because a bunch of horsemen were preparing to have an extended fight over a goat carcass. So, these are the several things I know should have been different and better.
|Camera||Canon EOS REBEL T3i|
|Exposure||0.001 sec (1/1600)|
|Focal Length||20 mm (on an 18-200mm Lens)|
|Exposure Bias||0 EV|
What else would you suggest?