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17 Dec 2008 9:32AM
a well captured image good luck with campaign Smile kevin

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Grim1 11 49 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 9:37AM
Nice light - fabulously controlled DOF.
Fab actor!!!!
Grim1 11 49 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 9:37AM
PS Out of interest, what lens were you using?
17 Dec 2008 9:40AM
Great portrait.
Hot_Fuzz 13 121
17 Dec 2008 9:43AM
To be honest I was switching lenses all day so I can't remember but it was probably the standard 18-70mm.

Cheers for the comments guys!
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 9:46AM
bet this face could tell more stories than you or I could imagine - a great picture of Sir Ian
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 10:30AM
Amazing, lovely portrait of one of my favourite actors, I love him and you have captured him well here. Good luck with the campaign too
Linda Smile
Richsr 11 91 223 England
17 Dec 2008 10:38AM
Like the details and lighting in this - Excellent work IMO.
Regards Richard.
spikemoz 11 2
17 Dec 2008 10:47AM
Excellent portrait and good luck with the campaign !

jdenman 9 18 5 Spain
17 Dec 2008 11:49AM
Beautiful portrait, you have captured him really well.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
17 Dec 2008 3:42PM
Excellent capture of a fine actor. Carol
stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2008 5:27PM
I have to say I look at this and see problems everywhere.
The right eye has a very bright catch light, maybe over sharpened making the eye look like glass. The other eye conversely has no catch light at all, so looks 'dead'. His right ear looks really funny the way its sticking out like that. probably more noticeable because its so dark against the light background. I think you have the light too much to the side and too bright, his nose and temple are way too bright. If you had brought the light forward this would also have helped to give some life to the eyes.
There is some odd blurring going on his chin and hair are quite soft , yet his forehead and eyes are very sharp. To me this looks strange. His mouth is open but he doesnt seem to have any teeth.....
Sorry to be the lone voice of dissention.
I'm just jealous I didnt get to photograpgh him.
PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
18 Dec 2008 5:33PM
very interested to read the 'stix' crit. Good honest opinion of a smashing capture.
Have to say love the image...and learned heaps from Martins comment, so thanks to both of you.
Hot_Fuzz 13 121
18 Dec 2008 10:22PM
Cheers Martin.

This image was taken in the School where the Anti Homosexual Bullying Campaign was taking place. The image was taken in the Schools Photography Suite that was being toured by Sir Ian. A few of the students had set up some lights to take some images when Sir Ian decided to go and talk to them. This is when the Press Photographers decided to go mad taking flash images everywhere & Telling him where to stand and pose (Something he took quite a disliking to). I quickly grabbed a camera and set it up on a tripod to try and capture an image without flash and using only the 2 x 500Watt lamps that the students had set up for their shoot. I'm happy with what I got but unfortunately did'nt have much control over the lighting or the Backdrop which is just a plain white lastolite that the students use. I would have loved to take more personal images and also have had a selection of students take more personal images but sadly, on the day, that was not the case. The day with Sir Ian was Excellent and at times I could not take any images for listening to his stories of his personal experiences as a homosexual. The students were mesmerized with him but more impressively was the way that he in return was just as mesmerized with them in the way they talked & asked questions about homosexuality & bullying in Schools.

stix 13 924 87 United Kingdom
18 Dec 2008 10:37PM
Ah ah, that explains alot.
Difficult conditions to get a photo in, you did well to get this.
Hot_Fuzz 13 121
18 Dec 2008 11:02PM
In fact you can see some of the other images (including the set up) taken by the Press Photographers here:
Hot_Fuzz 13 121
18 Dec 2008 11:04PM
To be honest I dont do much in the way of Portrait photography so your comments are greatly recieved.


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