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By achieverswales
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.

Tags: Mono Male portrait Black white Gritty Portraits and people

Voters: marktc, phillG, SecRATary and 41 more

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SecRATary 7 1 Wales
10 Jul 2011 9:32AM
An excellent portrait with some great side lighting.

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pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 9:38AM
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
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Jul 2011 9:44AM
Thanks both!


CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
10 Jul 2011 9:53AM
Well captured, Trev, good lighting. Carol
10 Jul 2011 10:08AM
Interesting technique - it works for me.
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 10:32AM
Great portrait ....considering !
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 10:41AM
Interesting character study Trev.


ps, I'm also not a lover of taking portraits.
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
10 Jul 2011 11:03AM
A face full of caracter - well captured - Ina
10 Jul 2011 12:09PM
Hi Trev poeople amaze me saying one thing and doing another, great face, regards gray.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Jul 2011 12:23PM
Thanks everyone.


10 Jul 2011 12:35PM
nout wrong with this Trevor excellent work fine detail anf the light works a treat super work

Graham GrinGrinGrin
10 Jul 2011 2:26PM
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.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Jul 2011 2:59PM
Thanks everyone, Guy added extra noise to get the gritty feel, look out for one of you tomorrow.


TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
10 Jul 2011 4:47PM
Excellent portrait, Trev, very nicely lit Smile
Trev Smile
lobski 7 2 1 Philippines
10 Jul 2011 5:06PM
Excellent mono shot and superb detail!

Fred Grin
10 Jul 2011 5:18PM
I wouldn't have a clue how to shoot a portrait like thisSad, fantastic Trev, a top shot.

10 Jul 2011 6:24PM
Well done Trevor.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Jul 2011 7:38PM
Thanks everyone.


10 Jul 2011 7:54PM
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
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
10 Jul 2011 8:25PM
Thanks Louise.


10 Jul 2011 9:06PM
Superb work Trevor,a professional job done here methinks Smile
Mike Smile
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
10 Jul 2011 9:43PM
I would guess your model here had more character in his face than the missing models - wonderful portrait with a lot of contrasts.
11 Jul 2011 3:30AM
So annoying when people let you down like this - but still you came away with an excellent portrait, well taken indeed Trev !

JackieB 7 18 3 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 8:16AM
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.

Carrie_1 8 2 6 Wales
11 Jul 2011 8:16AM
Lovely shot
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 8:28AM
Its a pro shot Trev, well taken.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Jul 2011 10:43AM
Thanks everyone.


Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 10:45AM
both of your images look good, I would love to do a light workshop and hope our camera club will run one soon.....

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
11 Jul 2011 11:34AM
Very nice portrait for someone who doesnt like taking them,

achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Jul 2011 2:20PM
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.


PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 7:54PM
Trevor! This is an outstanding portrait. i just think it's brilliant. so much detail and character. mono works so well. Love it!! Paul
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
11 Jul 2011 8:04PM
Thanks Paul.



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