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Yesterday I went on a studio lighting training shoot that a friend of mine was running to give support, it was very sad because the four models booked! Not one turned up and most of the people also did not, we still had a good day using the men as models and Phil's wife and Son also, as most of you know I dislike taking portraits, but will upload a couple over the next few days.

One softbox and one snoot to give line to shoulders for seperation from background.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.4
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2011 - 3:38 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.4
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Studio Flash
Title:PHIL!
Username:achieverswales achieverswales
Uploaded:10 Jul 2011 - 9:16 AM
Tags:Black white, Gritty, Male portrait, Mono, Portraits / people
Votes:44

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SecRATary
SecRATary  3 Wales
10 Jul 2011 - 9:32 AM

An excellent portrait with some great side lighting.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 9:38 AM

so unfair to the people running a studio lighting tutorial when people dont turn up and the models neither, thats not good but you must have learnt something from the day and practise can only be good - I dunno what a snoot is but it sounds very knowledgeable! I like the result you have achieved from that day - I dont do portraits eitherWink but have often thought I should trySmile

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achieverswales
10 Jul 2011 - 9:44 AM

Thanks both!

Regards

Trev.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 9:53 AM

Well captured, Trev, good lighting. Carol

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Curtain
Curtain e2 Member 6Curtain vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 10:08 AM

Interesting technique - it works for me.
Nick

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 10:32 AM

Great portrait ....considering !

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franken
franken e2 Member 112911 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 10:41 AM

Interesting character study Trev.

Ken.

ps, I'm also not a lover of taking portraits.

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 11:03 AM

A face full of caracter - well captured - Ina

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
10 Jul 2011 - 12:09 PM

Hi Trev poeople amaze me saying one thing and doing another, great face, regards gray.

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achieverswales
10 Jul 2011 - 12:23 PM

Thanks everyone.

Regards

Trev.

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digital_boi
10 Jul 2011 - 12:35 PM

nout wrong with this Trevor excellent work fine detail anf the light works a treat super work

Graham GrinGrinGrin

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Guysburgess
10 Jul 2011 - 2:26 PM

I like the grain effect on the left side Trev. I've put a shot of Mel on my site that I took yesterday. Even though the models didn't turn up we all learnt a great deal, especially the new guy's.

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achieverswales
10 Jul 2011 - 2:59 PM

Thanks everyone, Guy added extra noise to get the gritty feel, look out for one of you tomorrow.

Regards

Trev.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 4:47 PM

Excellent portrait, Trev, very nicely lit Smile
Trev Smile

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lobski
lobski  2 Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 5:06 PM

Excellent mono shot and superb detail!

Fred Grin

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
10 Jul 2011 - 5:18 PM

I wouldn't have a clue how to shoot a portrait like thisSad, fantastic Trev, a top shot.

Len

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Gypsyman
Gypsyman e2 Member 3659 forum postsGypsyman vcard England
10 Jul 2011 - 6:24 PM

Well done Trevor.

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achieverswales
10 Jul 2011 - 7:38 PM

Thanks everyone.

Regards

Trev.

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 32142 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
10 Jul 2011 - 7:54 PM

I like you am not a portrait person but this is great. Such great character oozing out of this image - gritty but realistic. Well Done. Louise

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achieverswales
10 Jul 2011 - 8:25 PM

Thanks Louise.

Regards

Trev.

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MikeGreaves
10 Jul 2011 - 9:06 PM

Superb work Trevor,a professional job done here methinks Smile
Mike Smile

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ccb  526 forum posts United States2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2011 - 9:43 PM

I would guess your model here had more character in his face than the missing models - wonderful portrait with a lot of contrasts.
Christina

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Imagephotographics

So annoying when people let you down like this - but still you came away with an excellent portrait, well taken indeed Trev !

Chris

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JackieB
JackieB  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 8:16 AM

Superb portrait Trev, very gritty, well done. Folk can be very annoying, hope you didn't lose any money over it, you need every penny for that 7,000 lens, lol.

Jackie

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 8:16 AM

Lovely shot
Caroline

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 - 8:28 AM

Its a pro shot Trev, well taken.
Brian

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achieverswales
11 Jul 2011 - 10:43 AM

Thanks everyone.

Regards

Trev.

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Mynett
Mynett  5137 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 10:45 AM

both of your images look good, I would love to do a light workshop and hope our camera club will run one soon.....

Linda

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7221 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 11:34 AM

Very nice portrait for someone who doesnt like taking them,

Aidan,,

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achieverswales
11 Jul 2011 - 2:20 PM

Thanks both, Linda lot to learn about lighting so well worth setting one up, Aidan had a studio for over thirty years and did so many became sick of portraits so only do a few if pushed.

Regards

Trev.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 7:54 PM

Trevor! This is an outstanding portrait. i just think it's brilliant. so much detail and character. mono works so well. Love it!! Paul

Last Modified By PaulLiley at 11 Jul 2011 - 7:55 PM

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achieverswales
11 Jul 2011 - 8:04 PM

Thanks Paul.

Regards

Trev.

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