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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-08-15
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DII, Canon 50mm F1.2
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-17 3:40
Viewed: 1518
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Karim is one of my friends who I work with in Canada..He and his great family all have the warmest smiles.
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hello Roger
how are you?
i like the experimental crop, i have tried earlier on one of my shot, but it did not work for many...
but i like the placement the forehead crop and the conversion
light is eye catching and so the sharpness
well shot

Manuj Mehta

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-08-17 3:52]
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Hi Roger
Nice B&W tones. I like the tight crop but might have provided a little more space at top (might be personal taste :))

Good use of white b/g

Nice capture!


Hello, Roger -
The lighting on Karim is fantastic to bring out texture of his face. Really like the way you cropped this - including the top of his head or his ear would have been superfluous. Very sharp details from your 50mm lens. Another excellent portrait - well done!

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-08-17 6:58]
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Yes, warm smile, warm smiling eyes
Supeerb tones, great crop.


Incredible Details here Roger! Yes he does have a nice smile! BW works so well here! The white BG is nice too! I really like the tight close crop!

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  • lele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 796 W: 48 N: 1708] (11179)
  • [2009-08-17 12:42]
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ciao roger ottimo pov
gradevole pov
bel bianco e nero

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-08-17 21:21]
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Hi Roger,
I was not very active on TL last time, so I missed a lot of your beautiful B/W portraits.
This one is really well done! The crop is very effective emphasizing his smile and glance and the white BG reinforce the quality of the gray tones.
Very good details on his skin.
Bravo! Annie

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