i’ve never done this before…

March 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm 4 comments

but here goes. i love the photo i took of the cambodian nun so much that i’m entering it in a photo challenge over at i heart faces. {they’re having a black and white challenge.}

i hope the image speaks for itself, but i want to give you a little back story: we were walking through a temple early in the morning, and we passed this woman giving luck/friendship bracelets in exchange for a donation. i didn’t want a bracelet, but i marveled at how her face lit up when she smiled. i kept walking and realized that if i didn’t go back and get her picture, i would regret it. thankfully she lit up again and let me take her photo. {i gave her a donation afterwards.} i played around with the grayscale settings in photoshop and added a pretty heavy vignette so that all you would see is her face. it’s funny that with all the notions i have of beauty {none of which include wrinkles or missing teeth}, hers is one of the most beautiful faces i’ve ever seen. so glad i got this shot.

want to see more of my faces? i’ve got a flickr set dedicated to them.

wish me luck! also, if you’re looking for tips on becoming a better photographer, check out i heart faces. i’ve found tons of good ideas as well as some inspiration there. and you should definitely check out some of the beauties from the black and white challenge!

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. clearosad  |  March 8, 2012 at 4:08 am

    Много полезной информации получено, спасибо.

  • 2. heather  |  March 8, 2012 at 5:40 am

    My first time as well.. I love this shot! Great work

  • 3. Melodee  |  March 8, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    She has a beautiful face and you captured it wonderfully. I really love it. Aren’t you glad you went back?

    • 4. Amy  |  March 8, 2012 at 2:57 pm

      yes! {and thank you.}


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