WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG! / by John Benitez

jorge /// 5D3 + 50L

jorge /// 5D3 + 50L

Hello everyone and welcome to my new blog. This is where I will be updating everyone on my latest content, technique, and musings of the day. I hope to update this blog pretty regularly, or whenever life allows me to! 

I wanted to start this blog odd with a bang, so here is a recent image I took of my good friend, Jorge. He is a fellow photographer and also happens to be my "boss" at work (taking pics of the boss is always good; blackmail or otherwise! :)). We love to share photo knowledge and encourage each other to raise our photography to the next level.

On this photo I was experimenting with adding a subtle energy to an otherwise standard b/w portrait. I like the small hint of color as well as the bit of motion on the right side. It was cool technique I learned on PHLEARN, a treasure trove of great ideas found on YouTube. I think the key to this image is in its subtlety of processing. Nothing too heavy handed or overly-done, just enough to convey the story. I love that his eyes are leading to negative space on the right. To me, this communicates a story, or the formation of one. Does it to you?