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By ade_mcfade      
Khaled and Salman booked in for a portrait session on Saturday afternoon, based on some profile shots they'd seen on Facebook.

Here he is stood on that new bridge in leeds near the station.

ND grads, strobes and the kitchen sink on this one

Tags: Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: vikkij, DaveGu, sherlob and 19 more

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Eviscera 11 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 9:07PM
He needs to move about three inches to the right Ade.

That would have his shoulder covering the distracting light in the office block. Tsk , its an in cam thing , all that deatailly stuffWink

The depth and angularity in the comp flows really well then.

Burnt shirt kinda clashes the superb balance , model and sky harmony. Striking image.

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RogBrown 11 3.1k 10 England
21 Mar 2011 9:08PM
Sorry Ade but I have to mention the dreaded word - panda! Smile
ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
21 Mar 2011 9:19PM
put the original up

all I did was de-dust and then run a Nik Colour Efex thing on it - I think he's got reasonably dark eyes in reality Rog, I'll spare him your comment though as he may get upset Wink
sherring 10 46 13 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2011 8:45AM
Nice processing.

22 Mar 2011 10:00AM
Fine urban portrait, a few tweeks will sort the little porlems.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2011 4:53PM
A cracking 'environmental' portrait ! the desaturated effect...great impact & quality....1st class !!
mpnuttall 11 91 6 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2011 7:06PM
Really like this - the desat works very well. One (almost certainly stupid) question - what effect does the ND grad have on your subject? Do you not have problems with them being unevenly lit, or does the flash power generally override that issue?

ade_mcfade 14 15.2k 216 England
22 Mar 2011 7:14PM
great question Mark

the ND is over his head - so I put the flashes on 105mm ZOOM to make a spot light that just hit the top of his head and torso. That's why the sleeve on the right is a bit brighter than the rest of him, it's effectively a spot light lighting him - that one had a blue gel on so was cool light.

but the ND bit does cause problems and that's how I get around it.

I did no photoshop work other than a NIK filter on this
Paul Morgan 17 19.1k 6 England
22 Mar 2011 10:40PM
Like the balance in both comp and lighting, works well.
dathersmith 11 559 12 United Kingdom
25 Mar 2011 2:15PM
Top shot Ade, great use of the railing.

Consulo 13 840 10 Scotland
3 Apr 2011 4:09PM
Great shot, Ade.

I did post a comment asking about the grads and the lighting, but it seems you've answered it above.

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