By | 2017-12-04T09:45:48+00:00 March 29th, 2010|7 Comments

Canon 7D, Canon 50mm ƒ/1.8, 1/500 sec at ƒ1.8, ISO 100

The Photowalk on Saturday was awesome … I had never been to Ogden before so I didn’t know what to expect. In the area we were walking around there were several antique stores and other cute shops along the walk and now I want to go back during the week when everything’s open!

The above photo is my favorite shot of the day. I like to photograph people so I’m always asking random people if I can take their picture and they usually say yes (it gives me a chance to talk about Photowalking Utah, too!). :) This guy was a character … there were several other photographers standing around photographing him and he for some reason for this brief moment he looked right at me. I only took three shots of him and this one was just perfect. I edited it in Lightroom and used a Nik Color Efex Pro film grain effect to add some noise and make the colors pop a little bit more.

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  1. Shaun Nelson March 29, 2010 at 9:30 am - Reply

    Great image Nicole. I love the composition. Everything from the wrinkles in his face to his hat tell a story. Thanks for coming up to Ogden for the photowalk.

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  3. James Benet March 29, 2010 at 10:52 am - Reply

    I agree, it’s an incredible image. rugged life!

  4. Heather March 29, 2010 at 11:28 am - Reply

    Incredible image, it really tells a story. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Carolyn April 9, 2010 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Really love this portrait style…

    I was thinking about purchasing the Nik Color Efex Pro software. I was wondering if your able to use this for your stock photo’s?


  6. Nicole April 9, 2010 at 1:15 pm - Reply

    I mostly just use the Nik software for personal stuff, and haven’t tried it with my stock photos yet. However I do tend to keep my stock stuff pretty “clean” and don’t do a lot of artsy processing to them.

  7. Carolyn April 9, 2010 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Thank you. That was what I needed to know…. will spend that $$$ on something else that will enhance my knowledge for stock.

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