December 18, 2009

Candid Photos from India #15

Today’s photo is another from a market. In this photo, I wanted to show his pose, his expression and his environment.

After trying several different crops, I concluded that a square crop worked best.


Camera settings: Nikon D200, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 at 42mm shot at ISO 250, f/8 and 1/60th of a second.

Post Processing:

Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.

Photoshop—used nik Color Efex tonal contrast filter to add contrast to highlight, mi-tones and shadows and bring out all the textures in the scene.


  1. I like how he made eye contact with you in the photo. Love the color, rich earthy tones and overall composition. You really have this processing technique down pat too. On top of your spot on exposure it's the icing on the cake.

  2. His expression and position is great. The whole frame has nothing but interesting elements in it. The colors are rich and detail is outstanding. Really good environmental portrait.
    The Professor

  3. Again, you have produced a stunning image. This one has a lot of things going for it.

  4. This is probably my favorite of all your India photos and I am not really sure why. I think the combination of colors and details make for a thought provoking photo.