Photo of the Week 24 December 2013
Congratulations to Amir Moshfegh from Tehran, Iran for his Photo of the Week captivating image “Tanning.” We had the chance to speak with Amir about his winning image and photography. See more of Amir’s work on his google+ site to stay up to date on his latest photography projects.
What is the title of your image?
I titled this picture “Tanning”, because the seals were tanning by the shore in La Jolla Cove, San Diego.
What was this shot with?
Camera: Canon Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 f 2.8 mm
Speed: 1/1000 at f 13
What was this image taken for? (Personal, event, etc.)
I took this picture during my leisure time.
Can you tell us a little about the process of how you came across this shot? Did you plan it out? Were you walking and saw an opportunity?
The original fie was shot in RAW and I started the post processing in Lightroom where I sharpened the image about 50% and increased the clarity. I then converted it to black and white and readjusted the RGB channels.
Why did you choose to make it black and white?
I believe black and white pictures are more unique, it makes the photographer and viewer understand the real art of photography.
Who are some photographers that inspire you?
My black and white instructor, Laura Hoffman, helped me to understand the impact of black and white photography. She is the one who inspired me to work and study black and white photography. Also, Ansel Adams and Berenice Abbot inspire my work as well.
What type of photography do you enjoy most?
I enjoy shooting documentary photography particularly street documentary photography. That is where I find my inspiration as well as in nature.
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