It is amazing how much you can improve by remaking your old photograph applying your new set of skills. here is how I did it
The image below was my favorite by 2013 when I took it, and there was a reason for the black background
1. It was cool to do it in camera to impress my friends
2. I didn't want to spend time scouting for a place that fits the shoot, so why not kill the background.
Now that I have new set of skills I decided to redo the image doing what I was supposed to do in first place.
But now I got a problem, my kid has grown and I didn't want him to look like a pervert looking at a Ipad in the darkness, so I adjusted it a bit to keep the same spirit as the original image.
It took time to find the right place, decide the time of the day and wait for the right weather, but it was 100% worth the effort.