One for me....

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© Ahmed Roberson
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 1, 2009
TakenFebruary 28, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/200 sec at f/14
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length12 mm
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Q: Indoor Volleyball Pictures

A: Do you know?

Photo license: © All rights reserved

Whenever out on a photo shoot, I always seem to be presented with a photo opp that I just have to take for my own portfolio...and this is one of them.

Although it was super hot, and the sun was beaming like madd, I couldn't resist taking this shot..breaking the Portrait rules or not (you know...shooting with the sun FACING your model...definite NO NO!)

Ever since my Tokina 12-24mm f/4 lens arrived, I have been dying for a shot like this, and this was my best chance.

I bought this lens for "Specialty" reasons, and this was one of them.

This shot was PURPOSELY distorted to give the tall/lengthy effect. This lady is only 5ft tall, but when shot at 12mm from the ground, she can look as tall as 10ft.

Well, enough story telling. I just wanted to share my first Pro image with my newest lens, and see what y'all thought ;-)

As always, I REALLY hope y'all like it ;-)

22 responses

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck gave props (28 Feb 2009):

    Fantastic portrait!

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (1 Mar 2009):

    GREAT shot. I love the 'tude

  • Jerry Pittman

    Jerry Pittman gave props (1 Mar 2009):

    Great framing, and a beautiful subject. Well done.

  • Gary Fudge

    Gary Fudge (Deleted) gave props (1 Mar 2009):

    Tremendous image, she's bursting out of the screen with her presence. Super sky as a back drop too.

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (1 Mar 2009):

    Fabulous! You have such a wonderful gift, Ahmed. I love the way you see the world and the people in it.

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (1 Mar 2009):

    One sexy shot! Her arm in front looks huge to me though compared to the rest of her

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson said (1 Mar 2009):

    Thank you all for accepting my "Visions" I truly appreciate the encouragement and support!!
    Tammy, you are so right LOL! It's is due to the distorted view of the 12mm Lens. I was literally right under her.
    The best thing is, it's not a fisheye lens, so it's not totally warped, but just enough for MY eye ;-)

  • Richard Johnson

    Richard Johnson gave props (2 Mar 2009):

    Good stuff!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (3 Mar 2009):

    I love this shot using your wide angle lens!!! She does look taller than 5 ft. She looks very sexy in that pose and I love the way that the background looks with the wide angle. Also, I think that having the sun in her face ADDED to the photo - fabulous work Ahmed!!!

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson said (3 Mar 2009):

    Thank you much Ann! I like the way the sun was shinning too, however, it can be harsh on the model. I could have easily turned her around and used my reflector on the floor to achieve the same effect, however my cheap Cactus Flash Trigger would not sync properly at 1/200th, so I would not have been able to achieve the same colored sky, therefore causing me to "punish" my model LOL!!
    I did just order some new more Professional Flash Triggers, so I will have to worry never more.
    ** Stay AWAY from those Cactus Triggers!! Some have luck, but I did NOT :-( **

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (4 Mar 2009):

    Wonderful, wonderful!!!!

  • Ahmed Roberson

    Ahmed Roberson said (4 Mar 2009):

    Thank you much Lynn!! There is more to come!!

  • Sarah Storer

    Sarah Storer gave props (19 Mar 2009):

    A strong woman in a demanding pose... great image. I love its sense of realness...

  • Andrea Jeckering

    Andrea Jeckering gave props (29 Mar 2009):


  • nema' etebar

    nema' etebar said (3 Apr 2009):

    right on..

  • Fernando Cortez

    Fernando Cortez   gave props (19 Apr 2009):

    so cool!

  • Allen Freeman

    Allen Freeman gave props (10 May 2009):

    It's a keeper! Love the effect. That lens rocks....time for me to get one.

  • Karen Zimmerman

    Karen Zimmerman gave props (31 May 2009):

    Wow! I think this is fantastic, and a very good reason to break the rules! :-)

  • Marcus Way

    Marcus Way said (24 Jun 2009):

    Rules? What rules? Great model, I love that she's in the middle of the road. Nice process too.

  • Carl W. Nunn

    Carl W. Nunn gave props (3 Jan 2010):


  • Nicolette de Joncaire

    Nicolette de Joncaire   gave props (30 Aug 2010):

    Shows that "breaking the rules" works. Excellent photo, my vote absolutely

  • Torontosaurus

    Torontosaurus said (17 Mar 2011):

    Isn't it awesome when photography is exciting like this? That feeling like your 12 again and just got that brand new toy and then the chance to use it comes up! Great stuff.

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