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Tattoo - Her First

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by goodcase, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. I went with my friend whilst she got her first tattoo. She got two lines of text running across her ribs that says "Fight The Good Fight Of Faith." Unfortunately this wasn't taken with my Nikon...it was taken with her Pentax...and thus I hope it is still okay that I post the picture.

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  2. Nice capture ..... I have always wanted to do a series on this. Thanks for posting.

  3. Spectre


    Feb 20, 2008
    I like this a lot. My brother is a tattoo artist and these are the kind of shots he has requested that I shoot for his shop.... just haven't found the time.
  4. the_traveler


    Mar 22, 2007
    Manhattan, NY
    Lewis Lorton
    This is in focus, appropriate DOF and nice moody conversion.

    IMO, there are a couple of issues.

    1) very loosely cropped, so the extra stuff drains off drama and tension.
    2) you tell us about the tat but don't really show anything beyond the artist's forearm. There is no emotion or drama in the shot.

    PJ shots need to make some point and shouldn't have to rely on explanatory text.
  5. I had tried cropping the image but I couldn't find a crop that my eye liked. I would have tried to go for a different angle, but I didn't want to get in his way. I more or less had to stay where the chair was. I put it in this section because it is more of a candid shot. Not staged, they didnt know it was happening.
  6. the_traveler


    Mar 22, 2007
    Manhattan, NY
    Lewis Lorton
    A possible crop

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  7. I like that crop Lew.
  8. I like the photo, even though it doesn't tell much of a story.
  9. edhu


    Jul 21, 2008
  10. loltographer

    loltographer Guest

    I like the original picture just the way it is, no crop. The angle of her body gives it depth and perspective, and the background clutter of the shop provides context.

    The lighting is great and certainly sets the mood, as does the look of concentration on the tattooist's face and the somewhat winsome faraway stare of the girl.

    Don't know what others are missing here, but I think this picture speaks volumes.
  11. the_traveler


    Mar 22, 2007
    Manhattan, NY
    Lewis Lorton
    Perhaps it's you that is missing something.

    I won't assert that your opinion is lacking if you return the favor.
  12. Well done. I like the photo w/no crop. And I like her stomach :tongue:
  13. She's definitely a trooper! No sign of pain or uncomfortability. Don't tattoos hurt?:biggrin:
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