How I took that Shot – Anthony O’Connor

05 Anthony O'Connor - Urban

Anthony O'Connor took first place in Grade A in our recent 'Urban' competition with the self portrait/ graffiti shot. This is how he made the image:

I had a few different ideas for the Urban theme but settled on graffiti, and there are plenty of good examples around.

I took the image in the car park on White Street, Cork where most of the wall space is covered in works by various graffiti artists.

I tried a number of different compositions standing in and out of the shots, this one was my favourite.

It’s a HDR image processed in Photomatix essentials from a single RAW image, and finished in Photoshop.

The camera was mounted on a tripod using the timer. Settings were: f/8, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, 24mm.

Move the slider left and right below to compare the pre and post processed shots.


- Anthony O'Connor

See also:
How I took that Shot - JIm O'Neill
How I took that Shot - Keith Johnson
Competition Gallery
Competition Results and 2016 League Table