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This is Richard,one of my work colleagues.
He came to do a photoshoot as he is going to be in my calendar for next year as Mick Fleetwood.
I couldn't resist a few frames of him being himself.
I find it difficult to get blokes in any kind of decent pose so I asked him to sit on a stool & light his pipe,just as he would do naturally.
Lit with one softbox turned way down low,a triflector infront of him & a lump of black velvet behind.
I think it turned out ok,my fave bit is the smoke just coming around the brim of his hat.

Thanks for dropping by.
Janet xx

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:17.0-55.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2012 - 2:21 PM
Focal Length:40mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
Title:Richard
Username:chase chase
Uploaded:10 Jul 2012 - 6:42 PM
Tags:Flash / lightingRichard, Hat, Pipe, Portraits / people, Smoke
Votes:53
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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 6:46 PM

Superb portrait of a very interesting character Janet Smile

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 6:48 PM

Well spot and grat processing.
Matt

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gcarth
gcarth e2 Member 102286 forum postsgcarth vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 7:01 PM

Fine portrait and beautifully lit. Perfect composition with nice diagonal lines. Well done!

Garth

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 7:06 PM

an absolute gem Janet, just superb!

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 7:08 PM

Stunning lighting Janet.....

Ade

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Paree
Paree  9594 forum posts3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 7:16 PM

just FABULOUS

paree

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JackAllTog
JackAllTog e2 Member 53581 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 7:51 PM

Brilliant, i love the way you have created a glow in his face.

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DJSpiderpig
10 Jul 2012 - 8:01 PM

Lovely tones.

DJP

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:04 PM

Fabulous, Janet, so natural. Carol

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:17 PM

A superb portrait Janet - as Carol says it has a very natural/casual look.
Brian.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85908 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:33 PM

Done with your own characteristic style Janet

Mick Fleetwood eh?

Look forward to seeing themWink

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 8:36 PM

A lovely characteristic portrait with atmospheric lighting.
Ju

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 9:13 PM

well worked here Janet
Regards Richard

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 9:49 PM

Great portrait.
The styling is superb, be it his own or your idea.
I especially like the inclusion of that bit of white cuff.
KateGrinGrin

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RogBrown
RogBrown  73001 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2012 - 10:23 PM

Cracking portrait Janet. It's tempting me to start smoking my pipe again. Smile

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gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 1:17 AM

Janet -- not "OK" but rather WONDERFUL!
-=\Walter
PS thanks for including the lighting info.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 8:05 AM

Thanks all.
Walter,thankyou for your enthusiasm & your UA,much appreciated.
Janet xx

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11 Jul 2012 - 8:05 AM

Superb portrait Janet, beautifully processed!

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 2:11 PM

beautifully done.shortlisted.lesley

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pablophotographer

Hi Janet.

I like the arrangement.

Can you please let us know if the picture is digitally manipulated?

I am trying hard to understand the lighting and its arrangement. His face looks much brighter than his hands, despite waring a hat.. I suspect that the main light came from the left. Normally smoke patterns can appear when they are light from the back. How could a triflector light his face and not his hands by the same way? Was the right reflector panel down?

Thank you

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2012 - 8:09 PM

Thanks all.
Lesley,thankyou so much for your UA.

Hi pablo,yes indeed,the main light is from camera left with the triflector above the level of his hands with the right side down,therefore just lighting his face.A bit of a squeeze to get into the gap with the camera though Wink Took several attempts before I got the light in the right place.No light at the back for the smoke,just the one at the side,guess I got lucky with the smoke.
Levels adjusted & a drop of contrast added,that's all.
HTH
Janet xx

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pablophotographer

Thank you Janet Smile

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13 Jul 2012 - 10:34 PM

I signed up just to say what a beautiful composition this is. The lighting is very Rembrandt, was that a conscious decision?

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2012 - 10:38 PM


Quote: was that a conscious decision?

Very much so,thanks for the compliment & welcome to ePz.

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