Cowboy

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

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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.

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.

7 Comments

  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?

    Thanks.

  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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