Photography Blog from ON.ca.

I’m Ready for My Close-up

Ready for My close-up frmThey say all good models know how to create “the Look”. When properly used in a photo composition it establishes a strong personal connection with the viewer. It is very effective in ads and magazine covers. Combine facial expression with use of lighting & colour and the relationship can be warm, friendly & inviting or alluring & mysterious. There can be tension & power in the connection holding the viewer in thrall.  Turn the look to an aside, off the frame and the viewer is left with a sense of mystery and is drawn into the inner world of the subject. To find out more and enter the world of the subject the viewer must buy the magazine/book or see the movie.

 

The Look on The Wall

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7 responses

  1. You are so right.
    It is amazing how you have been able to train that racoon to have those qualities in a photo.

    October 11, 2013 at 11:06 am

    • elmediat

      No work at all, the raccoon was a Natural. 😀

      October 11, 2013 at 3:15 pm

  2. Great shot of a cute little critter. 🙂

    October 17, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    • elmediat

      Cute and very intelligent. ‘Raccoon’ comes from the Proto-Algonquian root *ahrah-koon-em, meaning “[the] one who rubs, scrubs and scratches/grabs with its hands”. When tested, raccoons were able to open 11 of 13 complex locks in fewer than 10 tries and had no problems repeating the action when the locks were rearranged or turned upside down. Their problem solving ability is equivalent to that of rhesus macaques. I recall a science fiction novel where the raccoons evolved & developed a civilization. I could see that happening.

      October 19, 2013 at 6:53 pm

      • That’s really interesting, Joseph. Possums are pretty good at getting into garbage bins over here.

        October 20, 2013 at 3:14 am

      • That’s really interesting, Joseph. Possums are pretty good at getting into garbage bins over here.

        October 20, 2013 at 3:14 am

      • elmediat

        It seems in crossing the international date line you manged to post the same comment twice at exactly the same time. As Dr. Who would say, “Very Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey.” 😀

        October 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm

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