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Paul

By challicew
Once again many many thanks for the comments and advice on my upload from yesterday. I have learnt so much which I know will only benefit me. Thankyou for your kindness as you help me along, and just think one day when I am famous it will be because of your help and advice! hee hee!

I'm off to a bug farm with my granddaughter and her class today, so I will have to catch up later. Mmmmm.....Yep of course I'll take my camera along!

This is Paul, he is a body builder and has only been training for 2 years!!! He is the mean guy that trains me a gym. Yes, he is mean...I am hammered by him and by the time he has finished with me, I feel as if my body is disconnected from my head!!! haha
He asked me to take a few shots of him for a competition that he is entering. These were taken at my house, indoors using only the available window light. Converted to mono. AV f5.6, ISO 1000

Tags: Mono People Black and white Portraits and people Body builder Sports and action

Voters: MDaniel, jonathanbp, MRSbiscuit60 and 36 more

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Comments


MDaniel 10 3 3 Ghana
28 Aug 2008 7:22AM
great study of the male

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MRSbiscuit60 8 224 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 7:33AM
Great six pack and well done with the light available. Hope he does well in his comp. Trish
Sahyadri 8 61 2 India
28 Aug 2008 7:34AM
actually his face looks so childlike and very unlike a body builder Smile

commendable lighting Challice. you have done well here.

good one, upperbody muscles could be given a shine? I am no expert in this, but Arnold's and Rambo's pictures always have shiny muscles ... Wink may be olive oil!!!
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
28 Aug 2008 7:43AM

Quote:Actually his face looks so childlike and very unlike a body builder

commendable lighting Challice. you have done well here.

good one, upperbody muscles could be given a shine? I am no expert in this, but Arnold's and Rambo's pictures always have shiny muscles ... may be olive oil!!!


Hahaha. He did use oil, but it was his first ever photo shoot and I think he was a bit shy, so most of the oil went onto that left elbow of his...hahaha
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 7:45AM
I thought that i was looking in a mirror for a second LOL
great work here Challice he looks awesome and all in two years

marc
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 8:34AM
great tones and excellent portrait
Cormy 9 3 England
28 Aug 2008 8:34AM
It must be so hard for you to take a hammering from Paul.I have a feeling Mrswoolybill could be in touch Challice.
Cheers
Alan
28 Aug 2008 9:03AM
love your last 4 down load. missed out big time!!!!


nice
joe
woolybill1 Plus
10 22 68 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 9:05AM

Quote:most of the oil went onto that left elbow of his


At least that lets us out of offering technical suggestions as to how to remove the shine - you can't manipulate a digital photograph with a towel Smile
Bill
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 9:28AM
(Thinks to herself - Why do I never get anyone like this to pose for me at my house...???)
Note to self - be serious. This is superb, well composed plus very well exposed, not an easy job.
Plus - this is a delightful portrait, as Rad says he has such a sweet, open, boyish face.
Moira
fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
28 Aug 2008 9:34AM
A well photographed figure study. Very good use of the available light.

Albert
exposure Plus
12 3.9k England
28 Aug 2008 10:45AM
A Brilliant portrait and effect and light Challice a lovely exposure pose and composition
Pauline.
fossilized 12 79 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 10:50AM
Oh dear, that left elbow did get most of the oil... lol.
A very well captured shot and, as already said, his boyish and open expression makes an interesting contrast to the muscular pose.
Jean
28 Aug 2008 10:56AM
impressive muscles !
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
28 Aug 2008 11:18AM
These are hilarious comments, and just think there are more images to come!!!!
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
28 Aug 2008 11:18AM
Must be a treat to work with Challice ! Ron.
28 Aug 2008 1:08PM
Good male study
imagio 10 12 1 England
28 Aug 2008 1:15PM
Excellent pose Challice, maybe if he looked a bit more serious then the whole mood would change? do you think? Not a crit just a suggestion to experiment with different expressions..

Bernie
28 Aug 2008 2:01PM
excellent shot ... best of luck to him..
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
28 Aug 2008 2:09PM
Lean and mean... A beautiful study of male body. He's giving you such a look !
Anne
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
28 Aug 2008 2:16PM

Quote:Excellent pose Challice, maybe if he looked a bit more serious then the whole mood would change? do you think? Not a crit just a suggestion to experiment with different expressions..

Bernie


Thanks for the suggestion, but they have to smile when they are competing., which is really hard to do when you have to pump up those muscles, so he was only doing what would add points in a comp.
28 Aug 2008 2:55PM
wow yummy good tones love hes smile
Dawn
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
28 Aug 2008 4:09PM
mmm, not sure whichone of you is actually getting my vote Smile
Mikelane 9 1 Wales
28 Aug 2008 4:17PM
Excellent capture well done regards
Mike
foggytwo 13 36 1 Scotland
28 Aug 2008 7:01PM
A super male study Challice. Good mono shot with good lighting.
Pete.
Gezina 10 3 6 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 7:41PM
Nicely toned - the photo and the body Ina
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
29 Aug 2008 3:26PM
Fabulous image and that is a fantastic body...

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