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By challicew
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This is Bulelani, he studies Graphic design at University and does body building part time. He agreed to allow me to use him as a model in my new studio so I could play arround with the lights and see what I could come up with using his dark complexion. I learnt via some site that I googled about hard and soft light. I used a hard light with him to try and capture definition and all that jazz.

He was my 2nd attempt at studio photography

Tags: Mono Portrait Male Black and white Portraits and people

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21 May 2010 8:42AM
Btw...the dark mark on his face under the eye is a birth mark. I chose to leave it in as that is a part of him. Oh....and the under wear was that bright luminous orange/red!!!

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vickyf Plus
12 8 8 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 8:44AM
Good image. Wow - just look at that 6 pack!
21 May 2010 8:46AM
Pretty impressive in all ways
You really have got this one right
Shame about the bright underwear ..but heh ..thats him
Great image - well done !

9 1.4k 30 England
21 May 2010 9:47AM
This is a very good male portrait. The lighting and processing are excellent but that bright red underwear is just that bit too bright and acts as a distraction. Leave it red but tone it down a bit. Andy
21 May 2010 10:39AM
Superb image, although I find the fine red frame a little distracting..Jonathan
johnnyboy114 Plus
9 231 106 United Kingdom
21 May 2010 10:53AM
I agree about the underwear...that could have been toned down a touch to go with the slightly desaturated toning, but for a second attempt, this is spectacularly good! Shows of his lines and ripples perfectly, superbly lit all round, good pose, good model....a fantastic image!
Pricey Plus
12 161 2 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2010 8:59AM
Nicely captured, though I'm not sure about the Red of his pants.
Think I would of preferred it left mono, but that's only my opinion.

5 Jul 2010 6:16PM
Good solid work, the red of his jocks is very much a designer thing, prefer mono but superbly handled IMO.


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