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Photo Details and Comments - FC5049 - Teen asian girl by window

Teen asian girl by window.
Teenage asian girl - Photo FC5049 Model Released - See more pictures with comments - See more minority teen photos - See all photos - Purchase as stock photo

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Technical data: Nikon SLR film camera and Nikkor 85mm f1.8 lens; hand held, available light. Approximate exposure 1/250 second at f4 - Kodak E-200 color transparency exposed at EI 400, push processed. No lens filters were used. Film was scanned using a Minolta Dimage series film scanner. Photo file was routinely optimized with Photoshop on a Mac.

Comments: I wanted a soft dreamy look for this teen photo but also a distinctive focal point of interest. I decided to emphasize only the right side of her face and to throw everything else out-of-focus.

First, by using a wide f4 aperture and moving in close I was able to reduce the depth of field (area of apparent sharp focus) - more depth of field discussion here. Then, by focusing precisely on her right eye, I was able to keep only that eye and her nose and mouth in focus, softening everything else for the contemplative pose I needed. This photo also shows why black is the most important color in a photograph.  HC

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