Before and After — Rick Qualifies

The Before and After series focuses on the two or three key creative choices, in terms of composition and processing, that go into creating an image.  Specific technical details about the shot have been left out — you won’t hear me talking about tone curve adjustments and whatnot unless it was a key component of the end result.

Rick checks his height before attempting the 5 mph go-karts.


  • Shutter:  1/400
  • Aperture:  f/4.0
  • ISO: 400
  • Camera:  Canon EOS 1D Mark III
  • Lens:  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM

Composition and Processing

  • Most of my shots place a strong emphasis on either the shape and form of the image, or the expressions/emotions of the subjects.  Sometimes though a shot is simply about the content, as in this case of placing Rick (who really isn’t that short) next to the minimum height sign at the kart track.


May 15 2012 06:10 pm | Photography

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