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Steph. #1

So like I said earlier photography class was fun. This is Steph, a close buddy in the class. She is mad funny. She loves the Yellows &  the Reds..Obviously. This was captured in Union Square (Union Sq. was the 1st class trip) and of course after photographing with our 35mms B&W, I started taking pictures with my SD. Actually Steph was posing for another photography student  from another school who found us interesting, he came to shoot in Union sq.  as well. I refused him to photograph me, cos I wasn't in the picture mood. So while Steph posed for him, I photographed her in a different Angle! ;)

 

Steph. #1

So like I said earlier photography class was fun. This is Steph, a close buddy in the class. She is mad funny. She loves the Yellows &  the Reds..Obviously. This was captured in Union Square (Union Sq. was the 1st class trip) and of course after photographing with our 35mms B&W, I started taking pictures with my SD. Actually Steph was posing for another photography student  from another school who found us interesting, he came to shoot in Union sq.  as well. I refused him to photograph me, cos I wasn't in the picture mood. So while Steph posed for him, I photographed her in a different Angle! ;)

 

comments (42)

I LIKE THE PICTURE OF STEPH, I LIKE THE WAY SHE STANDS OUT FROM THE BACKGROUND, but.... uuuummmm.... tongue

Okay I like what you are doing, I like the PP experimenting, thats what photography is all about, so kudos for that, keep experimenting with your PP.
Nacha Kama: Thanks S/S
Great shot N, like your choice of focus and processing.
Nacha Kama: Thanks Babes!
  • harry
  • 17 Aug 2007, 00:33
I like the photo of Steph, I like the desaturated background to make her stand out, but if you'd only waited for a couple of seconds, those three heads and partial bodies over her right shoulder would not have intersected her body. I know how maddening it can be in a busy environment to wait for the clear shot, but it can make a world of difference.
Nacha Kama: Trust me Harry if i had waited a couple of seconds it would have been worst...Thanks anyways
  • Nick
  • 17 Aug 2007, 01:05
Nice portrait. You've caught a great expression. I like the blurring. With camera or computer?
Nacha Kama: Thanks Nick!
A very interesting treatment, emphasizing the colors that to her it likes! smile
Nacha Kama: Thanks Jose!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 17 Aug 2007, 01:31
Nice effect.
Nacha Kama: Thanks Sidney
i like the soft focus here.
Nacha Kama: Thanks!
  • Robert
  • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
  • 17 Aug 2007, 01:48
Lovely! Wonderful processing. I really like the muted colours in the background.
Nacha Kama: Glad you like it Robert!
  • ofon
  • 17 Aug 2007, 02:28
Great shot + everyday people living everyday life.
Nacha Kama: Thats Right Gurl..Thanks
That is a great shot. Love the processing.
Nacha Kama: Thanks Michael!
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 17 Aug 2007, 02:32
Do you recommend the photography class you took, Nacha? I have heard mixed reviews about such and wonder what your impression is?
Nacha Kama: Yes I do Granny cos it helps you improve on your visual language. The class is for the indiviadual who would be dedicated by carrying out the assignments that helps you develop your photographic skills....so I very much recommend it.
Nice again, I love the blur effect around !
Nacha Kama: M3Rci Zeb!
  • Kay
  • 17 Aug 2007, 03:45
Nacha, this is a great picture of your friend. It's so fun to have a photo pal!
  • david
  • London
  • 17 Aug 2007, 08:24
i like the shot, don't mind the processing...but what's the camera she's holding...we need to know smile
Nacha I really like the style of this one. smile Nig
  • Inès
  • 17 Aug 2007, 08:37
Hello Steph, she lools like a very cool girl !!!
Steph ain't bad at all.
I want that camera in thy hand!!! Give it to me!
ChaCha, that is a LEICA in her hand!!!! WOW!
hey, and can you tell me if the processing is just blurring... or is it something special? Getting the hang of photoshop these days, you c! smile
  • josef
  • 17 Aug 2007, 09:30
Amazing shot!!! Love the colored foreground and the less saturated background.
  • Ruth
  • Michigan, USA
  • 17 Aug 2007, 11:14
I really like how your blur effect helps us focus on Steph. She's so pretty. And isn't Union Square just full of possibilities!
  • ttomasso
  • Ballina, Ireland
  • 17 Aug 2007, 11:19
really great portrait! all the postprocessing helps to even make it stronger!
  • Daniel
  • Liège, Belgium
  • 17 Aug 2007, 11:32
Nice shoot, very beautiful women !
A nice one, well done !
  • Jen
  • Georgia
  • 17 Aug 2007, 13:33
Lovely portrait...very vibrant and the light is wonderful!
she is cute! smile
I like the lighting a lot although i would have made that blur transition a bit more subtle! just a thought! smile
I like the splash of color!
  • don
  • spokane
  • 17 Aug 2007, 15:45
You made good use of the situation. This is an appealing shot of Steph. I like the camera posied on her leg. Nice one.
Very, very nice model and picture!
  • Dawn Sutherland
  • 17 Aug 2007, 16:48
Wow, she is beautiful. Most days when I visit your blog a pic doesn't show so I don't comment. I was pleased to see a pic today! smile
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 17 Aug 2007, 17:42
The part of Steph is excellent and how she comes over in a smooth picture. Someone said to wait for the 3 buddies at the back to pass - true.

I guess you must have a nice experiment with processing here. Given how ell she came out in the picture, I would just go for a tight crop and leave the rest.

The reflecting light on chest level suggests you should use a polarising filter.
  • Florian
  • Paris, France
  • 17 Aug 2007, 18:36
What model of camera is it ? A nice 24x36 SLR indeed ! grin
  • Olaide
  • Fort Collins, CO USA
  • 17 Aug 2007, 19:43
what plug-in did you use or is it a filter? I truly want to know. The post processing here is great. I've included my email for the response to my question. You are really doing great with your shots.
  • Fred
  • Los Angeles
  • 17 Aug 2007, 20:02
Great photo, nice selective de-saturation.
Your friend has good taste in colours and cameras by the look of it. Last time I was in Washington Sq there was a group of students painting in the open area. Guessing there must be an art school nearby? Mike
Interesting rendering with a creative focus on the main subject.
  • rags
  • 17 Aug 2007, 22:53
Good image. I like the effect that you put in it. It gives the image a dreamy feel to it. Good job!
mmmm - So sweet and sexy wink
  • alex
  • Netherlands for now
  • 18 Aug 2007, 11:06
Nice pic. She looks like she wasn't really in picture mode either.

How about seeing what it looks like if you crop out most of the left hand side?

How did you manage the background effect?
(I'm going to spend ages in gimpshop working it out smile )
  • crash
  • NYC
  • 18 Aug 2007, 13:32
cool pic! i like the subdued color effects around Steph ...makes her really stand out!
  • Manuela
  • Germany
  • 19 Aug 2007, 16:11
Hello chacha! I am finally back.
I particularly like how she stand out due to the blurred background.
She is also a pretty lady... well done!
Nacha Kama: Well, welcome back Manuela
  • Serge
  • Europe ( northern france)
  • 21 Aug 2007, 20:05
I like this one, nice colours; also like the haze around her. very good treatment indeed. She is holding an F Nikon ain't she ??

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