Author Topic: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!  (Read 16717 times)

the solitaire

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[Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« on: May 05, 2016, 12:00:54 »
Most of the time, when taking a photograph of a person, a group of persons or an animal the photographer does his best to capture the face of said subject. Sometimes the brave decision would be to do the exact opposite. Having someone look out of a picture gives an interesting sense of direction to the resulting photograph.

I will try to post some examples to show what I try to get at here, but what I really hope for is to see work from you, showing how you use this to your advantage

Example 1, follow the leading lines which lead to the setting sun

DSC_0650 by b j, on Flickr

Example 2, close up and just looking out of the frame

_DSC7617 by b j, on Flickr

Examples 3 and 4, following a path leading away from you

DSC_0120 by b j, on Flickr

_DSC8687 by b j, on Flickr

Example 5, silhouettes

DSC_7490 by b j, on Flickr

Example 6, anything goes really

DSC_9692 by b j, on Flickr
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2016, 17:55:19 »
I thinks this fits the bill. Musician heading for the dressing-room after the big new years concert

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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2016, 18:48:01 »
A hare, nearly flying with the dog after... ;)
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2016, 19:13:46 »
Thank you Francis and golunvolo for joining in the fun. Both images fit in the theme perfectly :) How the ... did you catch that hare legging it like that!

Golunvolo, I really like the mood in your musician shot. Well seen and good use of negative space too
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2016, 20:17:57 »
This image is the good example that the TC-16A works perfectly with my Df attached with the 300mm f/4.5 ED (non IF).

The only drawback consist to do a ''pre-focus'' as the optical system can only move few millimeters inside the TC. When you shoot, the TC makes the focus finer, so you can get AF with any compatible manuel lenses. :)

Note that the image was cropped.

Francis.
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 21:02:02 »
The back of a polar bear.


Isbjørn ved Storebreen by Asle Feten, on Flickr
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2016, 22:25:30 »
Love the first shot of the thread!
It's all in the light.


This hangs on my wall:



cheers
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2016, 00:09:33 »
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2016, 00:15:27 »
Great theme, and super examples.

Posted earlier in the 366 day topic of May



And the first warm evening sun of 2016...

golunvolo

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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2016, 00:35:16 »
Golunvolo, I really like the mood in your musician shot. Well seen and good use of negative space too

   Thanks. It is by lack of post skills that you can not appreciate the shadow in the blue wall. It is another woman with a cello as well, duplicating the image. Oh, well...I should try harder :)


  Andreas, that image make me sad. Nature walking away, giving us her back.
   I agree about the light in the first shot.

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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2016, 02:38:46 »
Love the title  ;D ;D

Here's my contribution

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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2016, 03:30:33 »
Underwater rear view

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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2016, 03:47:10 »
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2016, 09:47:01 »
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Re: [Theme] Be brave. Shoot 'em in the back!
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2016, 12:53:45 »
Great thread!