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Capturing Cultural Portraits

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I had seen this young girl in Yangon, Myanmar as I was visiting a temple. As with most women or girls from Myanmar, they grind up roots from a tree and apply to their faces as both makeup and protection from the sun. She was sitting on the floor of the temple and away from the light, so it was hard for me to get down at her level to shoot her face without a lot of back-lighting. I choose instead to move around her and determined to shoot from above. Once I found the spot, I said a quick Hello and she looked up and I shot the image. Timing is another essential part for shooting people and anticipating their moves. I only had a second or two to take this.

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Thu Dec 22, '11 06:00PM
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Uploaded By: Richard P Schoettger

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