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LevT


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Coffee Shop II (Standard Editing)
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Lens: Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 M.Zuiko ED IS PRO
Location: New York
Date: Nov 23, 2018
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Candid, Street
Date Uploaded: Dec 4, 2018

if you could see the full-resolution photo, you'd see that he is indeed reading a play or a script

Thank you for the ribbon and great comments! By the way, did you notice the guy on the left? He is obviously a bit nosey, I guess that's why his nose got broken off ))

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Place: 1 out of 20
Avg (all users): 6.7500
Avg (commenters): 8.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3636
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Views since voting: 677
Views during voting: 81
Votes: 44
Comments: 12
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05/21/2019 05:52:11 PM
lovely all around. thanks for the notes.
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12/16/2018 09:58:52 AM
Fabulous candid, Lev. Well done and congrats.
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12/15/2018 10:02:55 AM
This was my top pick as well... great shot... congrats!
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12/15/2018 07:56:12 AM
A great candid shot that really grows on you, editing is spot on! And I can relate to your photography tips, tried a few of them myself.
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12/15/2018 05:15:10 AM
Well done Lev.
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12/14/2018 09:10:37 PM
I'm so happy to see my top pick win, Lev!

Well done!!
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12/14/2018 06:37:10 PM
Originally posted by LevT:

Roz, thank you! Yes, it was a completely candid shot. Depending on circumstances, I do it in different ways. If there is room, I can step back and take a shot from a distance. Or I can take it from my belly, pretending I am "chimping" my photos. Or take photos of something else in the room for a while, and then make a very quick turn and a snap of what I am really after :). Or, if nothing else works, just do it, and then smile )). In this case, there was room, so I was good 5-7 meters away from him. And he was deep in thought. So it was easy, he didn't see me doing it. Choosing the correct exposure and post-processing was a bit hard, sun was shining into the window and so the window was super-bright, rendering him almost a silhouette


thankyou so much Lev .. it is always good to learn from the 'master' .. i do believe that 'street' photography takes a certain sort of mindset .. a confidence and ability to get in the zone .. which you seem to have in spades ... i would love to be a fly on the wall and watch you in action .. would be a wonderful learning experience .. and btw .. you are rocking that oly omd em1 .. gotta love the ability to flip out the lcd screen .. i bet that helps with sort of shot ... :)
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12/14/2018 04:58:09 PM
Roz, thank you! Yes, it was a completely candid shot. Depending on circumstances, I do it in different ways. If there is room, I can step back and take a shot from a distance. Or I can take it from my belly, pretending I am "chimping" my photos. Or take photos of something else in the room for a while, and then make a very quick turn and a snap of what I am really after :). Or, if nothing else works, just do it, and then smile )). In this case, there was room, so I was good 5-7 meters away from him. And he was deep in thought. So it was easy, he didn't see me doing it. Choosing the correct exposure and post-processing was a bit hard, sun was shining into the window and so the window was super-bright, rendering him almost a silhouette

Message edited by author 2018-12-14 17:06:15.
12/14/2018 04:35:06 PM
this is an awesome take on the challenge .. and i always love your black and white edits ..
question .. was this a candid shot .. :)

edit to add .. i often want to take candid shots in public .. but dont want to intrude on ppl's privacy .. especially in a setting like this .. so i usually dont ..
how do you go about taking candids but not feel intrusive .. it could boil down to a confidence thing .. if you feel confident about what you are doing then maybe you are more able to get what you want ... ??

Message edited by author 2018-12-14 16:39:38.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/11/2018 11:48:34 PM
lovely shot.
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12/11/2018 07:27:26 PM
My favorite in the challenge -- and definitely the one that best meets the challenge description.
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12/08/2018 04:40:05 PM
A 9 from me. My top pick.
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