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William Brand - Actor.

By polly470
This is the actor William Brand, who came to our work shop briefly and kindly let me take a few photographs...and also agreed to let me put a picture on this site for crit and comment.

He is an extremely lovely man with beautiful eyes!

I wanted simple and clean.

ISO 400
Shutter speed 1/250
Aperture 5.0

I did actually put a version of this on first thing today, but I wasn't happy, so have had a little re-work.
Apologies to anyone who voted this morning!

Tags: Mono Portrait Light General Man Close up Black and white Portraits and people

Voters: HuntedDragon, silverbullet_60, arhb and 44 more

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arhb Plus
10 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 8:45PM
Nice one Pauline - good shot.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3849 Canada
28 Jul 2010 9:02PM
I like it Pauline, - just as it is. The eyes are very good.

I like your new portfolio pic too, - you should put it up for critique!

polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 9:34PM
You reckon Willie??? You don't think I would just get the sympathy vote..?????

Thanks for liking Williams portrait - I put everything I know so far into it - not expecting it to be to much in the popular stakes, butI liked it, and am glad you did too.....I feel like grasshopper being taught by his master!!! ( As long as you don't have ping pong ball eyes...)
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 9:37PM
i think this is wonderful! he has a great face & you have done him proud Smile

off to check out your PF pic now lol

edit: yep, that's a really cool shot too Smile
annaliese 13 421 1 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 9:39PM
Fab portrait Smile

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
28 Jul 2010 9:41PM
Great lighting
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2010 9:42PM
Thanks everyone!!!!
I've been looking back to when I first started putting stuff on this site....I have completely changed.......( Still don't know what all the knobs are for on the camera though...)
User_Removed 10 485 13 England
28 Jul 2010 11:07PM
great portrait, very sharp and detailed, deserves more votes this as its an exceptional shot
canon_stu 14 140 4 England
28 Jul 2010 11:08PM
this is just what you wanted, simple and clean. Works wonderfully
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
29 Jul 2010 1:09AM
An excellent portrait Pauline. I like how you do these, they look so natural. Just looked at your pf pic. Great one, you look so knowing that nobody could put one over on you. It's very cute...........Sandy
Suehh 11 39 6 England
29 Jul 2010 11:21AM
Morning Polls - LOVE this - you have it spot on - nothing needs to be changed at all - lovely crisp, clean and he looks me straight in the eye. Wonderful.

I saw your PF photo too - love it! Fun, cheeky - you! xx
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2010 12:19PM
Excellent portrait, brilliantly done.
29 Jul 2010 7:49PM
A fantastic portrait, Pauline, just superb in every way.
AlleyCatz 11 274 6 England
30 Jul 2010 11:38AM

Quote:you have it spot on - nothing needs to be changed at all

Yes....ditto Smile

Congrats on your EC Pauline Smile Smile


P.S Like your new PF pic
MandyD Plus
9 16,777.2k 1 England
30 Jul 2010 12:59PM
Congratulations Pauline, glad to see this gem in the EC gallery, well done!
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
30 Jul 2010 4:34PM
I liked this the first time round Pauline but that little extra space above his head has made all the difference.
A deserved EC well done.
polly470 8 25 8 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2010 6:47PM
I have just come back from work....tired, grumpy and wanting to put my feet up!!!

This is THE best thing all week - truly and utterly pleased as punch!!

Thanks to Pete, and thanks to everyone for the smashing comments....
( Ps Chase - really glad I took the time to work on it now...Alley said to me a while back I need to do a bit of fine tuning, excellent advice and one I am trying to stick to, but I have to admit I do get a bit over excited with an image and put it on before it is ready sometimes! )
mrjt 12 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2010 7:13PM
Another great image...Jack
DT01 9 69
30 Jul 2010 7:17PM
a great study (is that term still used....?!) Whatever...really good!
wyatturp 12 2 England
31 Jul 2010 10:52PM
Super high key well done
beckas 14 5 1 United States
2 Aug 2010 4:51PM
I really like how you've lit this image and how sharp the details are. Congrats on the awards. Smile
kitsch 12 439 4 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2010 10:21PM
just nipped back to add my award Smile

& congrats on the EC too!
Nigel_95 Plus
12 262 2 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2010 10:24PM
Wonderful portrait. Congratulations on the EC award.


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