DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Safari Sam
Safari Sam
Jacko


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color Studio Portrait (Advanced Editing II)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 15-30mm f/3.5-4.5 EX Aspherical DG DF for Canon
Location: Grand Falls, NB
Date: Jun 26, 2004
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/90 sec.
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jun 26, 2004

My first try of a portrait with my new light stands and umbrellas. I use a Canon 550EX and a 420EX fired by a ST-E2 wireless transmitter. I used a 15-9 foot white backdrop I bought on ebay. Seems to do the trick.

My wife helped me with the shoot to make sure Sam didn't do a face plant on the basement floor.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 92
Avg (all users): 7.1815
Avg (commenters): 8.4694
Avg (participants): 7.0000
Avg (non-participants): 7.2514
Views since voting: 4023
Views during voting: 485
Votes: 248
Comments: 63
Favorites: 10 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
07/28/2004 05:34:49 PM
Fantastic portrait, just noticed it in a forum post and had to look. He's a handsome little dude you got there.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/07/2004 09:37:25 PM
Hi Jacques,

This is a priceless image. Ribbon or no ribbon, it is a professional studio quality shot, bar none.

Well Done!

  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/06/2004 04:31:48 AM
Another greeny ribbon for your growing collection :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2004 01:11:23 PM
Oh my these little feet, just wanna tickle tickle:-))
What a cutie, and soon we will have two to choose from, congratulations Jacko

And, of course this was one of my 10's!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2004 10:10:33 AM
Just barely beat you. You were right, another green ribbon. He is such a little cutie! Who can resist those big eyes? hehehehe...

Hope you're having fun on vacation!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2004 07:03:17 AM
You deserve a ribbon now. :-)

Excellent shop jacko!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2004 01:09:14 AM
great shot jocka. awesome portrait
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/05/2004 12:57:48 AM
what a little doll he is! congrats on such a great photo! (hug)
07/05/2004 12:11:49 AM
sorry jacko, 4th for ya this time : (
great shot tho : )
07/05/2004 12:07:26 AM
Congrats, Jacko and Sam!! Great job! :o)
 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/04/2004 11:18:12 PM
Nice work Jacques! You captured little Samuel wonderfully in this shot. Definitely my choice for "best baby pic" in the challenge!
07/04/2004 10:34:35 PM
Very appealing... one of my favorites. Excellent work! 10
07/04/2004 10:16:02 PM
Cute little guy - 8 -
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2004 08:28:08 PM
Lighting: Just shy of perfect -- the back of the chair got a bit too hot.
Pose: the only thing I would change is the creasing of the shirt, but little ones being what they are that really can not be helped.
Background: seamless and perfect slight gradient.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2004 12:36:12 PM
Way to control the lighting to keep the detail in the white on white areas; a fluffy white butterfly net might have been a cool accessory, or maybe "overkill."
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/04/2004 09:47:56 AM
I would love to see a background with some contrast to the chair but it's still a great portrait. 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2004 09:38:28 PM
Outstanding. You know... when #2 is born you're not gonna know which way to point your camera!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/03/2004 05:01:29 AM
a very lovely color studio portrait
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2004 12:36:09 PM
Jacko son rocks ,10 !
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/02/2004 12:14:02 PM
what a cutie.....nice photo....taken at a great angle for such a little one.....nice props too.....love the hat!
After reviewing my voting scores I am bumping this photo up to a 10.....
07/01/2004 02:28:38 PM
Great high key approach. Excellent colors. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 02:23:07 PM
What a sweetie!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 02:10:47 PM
I smell another ribbon on the way for Jacko! Excellent job all around... super lighting... great tones... cute expression. Way to go!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 09:07:17 AM
nice shot, Jacko. Could do with being a shade tighter perhaps
  Photographer found comment helpful.
07/01/2004 12:12:26 AM
I know I've been too active on DPChallenge when I recognize Jacko's kid without even reading his name. Adorable as always.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/30/2004 10:22:16 PM
another great shot jacko, very well done, I suspect you may have another ribbon coming : )
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/30/2004 05:53:04 PM
Well done
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/30/2004 09:41:59 AM
this is one of two of my very favourites..you did really great in capturing him in a good pose.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/30/2004 02:03:41 AM
One of the better kid pics. You have great lighting here giving a sense of depth. Pulls out the wonderful grin on his face also. I like the high key effect. Wanna know how ya didi it.
TC
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 11:49:19 PM
Very professional presented image wih a great subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 11:36:56 PM
Love the combination of utter cuteness and professional looking lighting and background like you'd expect in a glamour shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 11:29:40 PM
Nice shot of Sam, Jacko, as always. The lighing is spot on, which is really impressive, since it is white on white and you didn't lose any of the chair to the background.

The only thing that really stands out is the orange tint around his cheeks and nose. It looks like he went face first into a plate of spaghetti recently. :-) 9
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 10:36:07 PM
Hey Jacko!! He's as cute as ever. Great job
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 09:49:54 PM
What a soldier! Great high-key effect and use of your lighting. Border = unneeded.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 09:04:13 PM
What a cutie patootie! I adore bare baby feet. This is a great portrait...pose, lighting, everything. Hope you win a ribbon on this one! :o)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 06:58:21 PM
Love the way you juxtaposed the crispness of the child against the softness of the chair. No other portrait in this category comes close to its excellence. - 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 06:19:47 PM
top three I think, excellent portrait
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 05:28:45 PM
Wow very nice.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 03:45:04 PM
Just 10 for Samuel.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 03:07:56 PM
Jacko - I am only a registered user so can't vote member challenges, but recognize your son from the recent forum about your 50mm f1.4 prime lens... Just thought I would comment, as I have my eye on a dRebel and that lens...Great Shot, but I think others might recognize him too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 03:04:42 PM
This is such a wonderful shot, makes me wish I could give out 11's, guess it will just be that much harder for anyone else to get a 10 - 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 06:20:16 AM
Brilliant but then it would be, wouldn't it!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/29/2004 04:29:16 AM
So cute ... so clean, like this photo much.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 10:42:16 PM
OK, so now it's a race for second place. Fabulous, as usual. The only thing I can think of involves your camera settings... make sure the camera's date is set to 1892, so we mortals have a chance. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 10:40:38 PM
This is darling! Nice job with the lighting and the background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 10:06:07 PM
This is a wonderful shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 09:43:54 PM
Awwww...little Sam's getting so big! More adorable everyday, if thats possible. Beautiful portrait! 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 08:59:24 PM
No criticism on this one!
Wish I took this!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 05:58:10 PM
Very sweet little boy... Good capture (7)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 05:28:24 PM
This little button is beautifully shot and clearly his good looks must have robbed his father of his own. I feel sure that this child's fashion sense also far exceeds that of his father and that the slight mocking laughter in his expression has appeared as his weary, sleepless Dad steps from behind the camera - yet again.

Excellent diffused lighting in the true studio tradition . Well done - whoever you are!! :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 05:17:39 PM
looks like the baby shots you get at the mall.
Good luck with the challange
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 05:00:07 PM
he's just beautiful. Nice use of the highkey in the background.
06/28/2004 04:30:30 PM
Hmmmm... à qui ce beau bébé???? ;-) Daddy must be proud of his witto son Sam!! LOL
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 04:02:20 PM
Very nice. I like the use of white for the chair and the background. Cute kid too.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 02:43:48 PM
Great Job as usual Jacko. Sam's eyes look a little oversharpened, but you did very well lighting everything up under the hat without blowing out the chair too much. Great.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 02:35:27 PM
Beautiful, professional-looking portrait. Badass photgrapher with badass equipment and badass son for model makes for badass photo! :) 10

I'll eat my Rebel if this does not ribbon :D
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 02:33:18 PM
Lovely white studio setting with excellent lighting. Very nice capture.
06/28/2004 01:58:50 PM
Hey, cool guy ;) This is cute. I like the highlights in his eyes. Great light and the white background works really great, like he is floating on clouds.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 11:52:15 AM
I recognise this little fella :) Great shot, 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 11:02:03 AM
10~ Congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 01:10:42 AM
Perfect! I love everything about this picture. The white chair on the white background really allows you to focus on the subject. Great!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 12:45:43 AM
I like the light in the eyes and how the chair starts to blend in the background. Cute baby.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
06/28/2004 12:35:19 AM
Very nicely done, has a studio feel to it, and the capture is perfect. This feels professional.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2017 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 11/20/2017 10:09:49 PM EST.