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Featured Photo Wednesday – Mic Ty from Better Family Photos

Today’s featured photo is from Mic Ty at Better Family Photos. This guy knows his gear… Be sure to take a moment and check out his articles. The amount of time he puts into each and every article shows. Very informative, lots of tips about photography!

If you have a photo you would like to have featured, please email me at submissionsatdigitalcamfandotcom . Every Wednesday I’ll spotlight a new photo. Don’t forget to include links to your photography site, Flickr, twitter you get the point, we want to be able to see your other work!

I recently had the opportunity to take photos for a prom girl and her family.  Out of the many shots from that session, one of my favorites is this shot that I took while she was getting ready.

As I was taking photos in her room, I saw the standing mirror and saw it as an opportunity to capture a special moment from two different points of view.  I positioned myself with the mirror in the frame and the window providing a dramatic backlight.   A little while later, while the prom girl was chatting with her mom, she started playing with a stuffed puppy nearby.  Without delay, I framed the shot and took it.

What I like about this photo is how it candidly shows both sides of the prom girl — the beautiful lady in the mirror, who is also in some ways still a girl, with the little puppy seemingly gazing at her eyes as if to call her to stay a girl just a little while longer.

In terms of technical details, I used a wide aperture so that the shallow depth of field would emphasize her holding the puppy.  At the same time, I wanted to make sure the mirror and the reflection had a size apropros to their importance as compositional elements, and therefore I used a longer focal length (the longest I could use in the small room) to reduce the size differential between the subject and the mirror and reflection.  Because the subject was backlit and I did not want her to be rendered a silhouette, I used a flash to illuminate her.

technical details: f/2.8, 1/60, ISO 3200, Nikon D3 + Nikkor 24-70 2.8G, 70mm, flash used

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