This young girl has such beautiful and expressive eyes, and a little pout since her mother put away the treat she was enjoying! Peruvian villagers often wear the most colorful clothes. This little girl's woven shawl, along with her mother's colorful skirt and sweater, adds texture and vibrancy to the composition. To record the moment, I photographed the little girl at her eye level. She gave me a shy smile, but it was her pout that stole my heart!
I used a Nikon 24-70mm lens, and a flash to make the picture. This allowed me to be close, creating a more intimate portrait, yet with enough distance so that I didn't overwhelm the little girl with my camera. I incorporated part of her mother's figure for color, and a bit of the background to speak about her village in Peru.
Make great pictures! ~ Deb
Notes from the editor...
-Join Deb Sandidge for her online photography courses: Photoshop - Enhancing Digital Images and Creating Works of Art and Digital Infrared Photography.
-In addition, Deb is a top contributor to one of the upcoming BetterPhoto Guide books (co-authored by Jim Miotke and Kerry Drager): The BetterPhoto Guide to Photographing Light (due out in April 2012 and published by Amphoto Books).