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JAmes in spotlight

By supervm2
I took this as part of a projeted on poker people. I have had to show use of diffrent lighting techniques.
This was taken in a very dark pub with the use of a small spot light with a tube to direct the light to one side of James.
I think this is quite a good effort at something diffrent.

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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3840 Canada
21 Feb 2012 8:30PM
Peter, - just checking, - is this actually a 13 second exposure?


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21 Feb 2012 8:45PM
yes it is a 13 second exposure. it was very dark in the pub we were playing poker at that why I tried this shot.
banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3840 Canada
21 Feb 2012 9:16PM
Well he certainly sat still for the whole time!

Its a good shot in general. That post on the right though makes the shot look tilted, so you may need to use that as a vertical.

A little too much light on the face, - I dealt with it in the mod using highlight reduction, but a little less exposure would be in order.

A good effort,


21 Feb 2012 10:39PM
Thanks for the help
rabdhu 6 18 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2012 8:02PM
how on earth did you get him still that length of time? Did you nail him to the background in the name of Art? Wink

The reason this works is it gives a context and his expression is sublime - what a model - one can see at least three stories here:
The out of world ennui of the sitter
the pile of winnings
the 'Zen' like eye expression.

Against that backdrop, s*d the pole (although it'd be better if not there at all) - remember it's a photo not a painting where one can choose the elements to leave out.
Nuff said from an unartistic idiot,
(have just noticed commenters seem to 'sign' I guess that's polite so kind regards from b0b)

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