Wednesday, April 29, 2009

family in their home - gulu district, uganda

family in gulu district philip bowen photographer kampala uganda


  1. more portraits inside a windowless home! with all the practice lately, i feel like i can do this with one hand tied behind my back.

    however, this one initially gave me some fits because i couldn't get enough light. this was the house where bounce flash went to die. i went manual at full power and the walls and ceiling just sucked up the light. so i found a large white ethiopian serving dish and had linda stand in the doorway holding it where i could bounce some light.

    shooting in RAW and noise ninja sure help when you're way underexposed, too.

  2. What is the stuff to the left of the girl on the floor?

  3. i don't know! i didn't see it until i was looking at the photos. the stuff in the very bottom corner is cassava. the other stuff i have no idea...maybe a root of some kind. i saw something similar-looking drying outside at another site.

  4. Hmm. I didn't realize that cassava was hard pieces like that. Do they then boil it?