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newy17 10 273 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 5:55PM
Superb Ade,

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proz 12 205 United States
1 Aug 2008 5:59PM
nothing quite goes with a cocktail like a good smoke does......nice!
Mjhearne 9 432 4 Scotland
1 Aug 2008 6:25PM
Looks very classic! Nice work!

kaybee 12 4.9k 25 Scotland
1 Aug 2008 6:50PM
A bit posh isn't it?
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
1 Aug 2008 6:57PM
that's the idea - even emphasized the leather chair to add to the effect Wink

he's usually a right scruff too Wink
LesF 10 182 9
1 Aug 2008 7:00PM
Excellent Ade a cracking shot, what time was the wedding LOL

AlleyCatz 10 274 6 England
1 Aug 2008 8:05PM
Suave & sophisticated....He could be a character straight out of a bond movie.

Quote: he's usually a right scruff too Smile
....I dont believe

Most excellent shot and conversion.

dazzaman 10 631 England
1 Aug 2008 8:13PM
tandberg in a dinner jacket and dickie bow bloody hell. hes lost weight as well. nice one dave.
superb lighting ade, this would look good in any magazine.
he will be going for the next 007 job, looking good dave.
dazza. Smile
digipix76 9 577 England
1 Aug 2008 8:15PM
This is a peach Ade.....and i dont mean Dave Smile

ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
1 Aug 2008 8:28PM
Cheers folks - done a few shots for the landscape fans, now a few for the studio crew Smile

Dave and Richard had the lights set up pretty much like this when I got downstairs from emptying a CF card, I just lowered the light to the right a bit to make more of the glass really.

I drank the wine after - a 14% grenache, quite a kick to it too Smile
dazzaman 10 631 England
1 Aug 2008 8:36PM
wish i could do portraits as good as this matey.the contrasting shadows and light is superb.
well done fella Wink
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
1 Aug 2008 8:42PM
get on EBAY and get some cheap lights Dazz - my set was 180! Not ideal for pro stuff, but for learning and doing stuff on rainy days, they're ideal.

a length of black velvet from the markey makes a backdrop too of course Smile
dazzaman 10 631 England
1 Aug 2008 8:48PM
ive got one portaflash 336vm head and brollys and stand, think i might try and get another one cheapo off ebay.

cheers pal.
daz Wink
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
1 Aug 2008 8:58PM
Mr Sophisticated - great tones and light Ade.
Regards Richard.
DaveGu 9 1 1 England
1 Aug 2008 9:09PM
Good lighting & tones. Really well set up.

Just trying the same set up now but without the camera, hic.

jakabout 12 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2008 9:11PM
ooh don't he look suave Wink
bfgstew 10 668 105 England
1 Aug 2008 10:17PM
You have the uncanny knack of switching styles seamlessly Ade. This in particular is very stricking, not just because of the subject but more the mood it was taken in, i think. Light hearted with a goal in mind, with people who understand the concept, am i wrong?
Far from me to critique your work, but would have like to have seen a bit more of the smoke, difficult i know, but the smoke trail seems to get lost around his face and hand. Apart from, good to see you on the dark side again!
2 Aug 2008 1:01AM
Great love it top class photo

ann_g 12 19 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2008 8:44AM
Would love to be able to do this. I know nothing about lighting, would you mind telling me what to look for on ebay? Smile
bliba Plus
10 2 Austria
3 Aug 2008 9:22AM
ade_mcfade 12 15.2k 216 England
3 Aug 2008 4:29PM
This is just done using 2 strobes - those are basically lighting heads, just their sunday-best name. one to the left had a softbox bouncing off the walls, gives that dark look, yet soft. the right was a brolly with a softbox attachement - like a sheet over a brolly really.

that was quite close and turned up quite high.

I brought the smke up a little Stew, some curves, cojuld clone some in from other shots I guess, but it's more about the pose and eye contact on this one for me - was the best of the series, though others had more smoke
chris-p Plus
11 65 England
3 Aug 2008 10:12PM
A striking and beautifully presented image....
sut68 Plus
13 2.0k 76 England
3 Aug 2008 10:18PM
That'll be the new slimline MrT then Wink
Maddie 11 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2008 8:10PM
well done Ade
javam 12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2008 11:10PM

Quote:That'll be the new slimline MrT then

I was wondering if it was just the suit or an optical, did not realise Dave had shed a few pounds. Fair play, wish I could, but my legs have forgotten how to do much more than allow me to sit.

Excellent shot Ade, smoke and glass perfectly placed.

OMG 8 51 2 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2008 11:27PM
As a new boy on the block I am just stunned by your work. I am a real sucker for portraits and this is the tops.
Regds Derek

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