Jeju Island March 2022-02

Another image I was happy to photograph while on our family trip to Jeju island is this photo of my son playing on the beach. He was thrilled to take off his socks and shoes and feel the water as it came to and fro. Although the water is still cold, and not suitable for swimming just yet, one of the first things I did when I got the chance is to get my feet in the water. My son had a blast following me on those tiny adventures. The time of day, the heat, the sun, and the awful harsh light all play a role in how well an image can be captured in any given scene. You have choices to make as the creator of an image. Should you blind your subject by using a reflector (if you have one on hand)? Should you expose for the subject’s face, and edit the harsh shadows in post-production? Or should you lean into what you have, and work with the conditions? I choose the latter. Working with the existing conditions I edited the image as a high-contrastblack and white photograph. I’m happy with the results.

High contrast, Black and White photograph at the seaside in Jeju Island, South Korea. Silhouette photo of a young boy with his feet in the water

A few more details about the image:
Shot with the Canon 6D Mark ii with an f/2 35mm prime lens.

Exposure Settings:
Aperture: f/8
Shutter Speed: 1/400sec
ISO Speed: ISO-100

Any thoughts on the image or questions? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂

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