I’m sitting here trying to figure out why I like this scene so much… I guess I just like the fact that his son’s girlfriend feels so comfortable around him. I think it’s sweet that she’s helping him with his bow tie. I really like the tones and balance of color in this image. Other small details like the Coca Cola “light” and the iPhone on the table help to set the scene.
I timed this image to make sure I could see the bow tie dangling there so the viewer knows what’s happening at first glance. I don’t think second image wouldn’t work by itself since it might be confusing without the first image but paired I think they tell the story well.
I shot this with my Nikon D4 and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.4G. ISO1250 f2.8 at 1/200 sec. No fill flash or reflector… just exposing to naturally see detail in subjects without completely blowing out background. I used Aperture and a film filter VSCO Kodak Portra 160(-) with VSCO II film grain 100 to edit the image. I’m a huge fan of “less is more” when it comes to editing my photos. I try not to over correct or perfect my images when editing since my goal is to tell a story that is believable. I will crop, retouch, or remove distractions that take away from the moment if necessary… but I left this scene pretty much as is.
Please comment below to tell me your thoughts on the image. I read and appreciate all feedback and try to answer all questions!