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yashica boy

Registered: February 2009
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Taken last night at camera club a local blues guitarist came for a shoot and gave us his time in exchange for shots for his web site and posters
· Date: Wed April 6, 2016 · Views: 314 ·
Keywords: Jon plays blues
Camera Make / Model: Canon 5D
Lens Make / Focal Length: Canon 24-105 STM
Filter / Type Used: Skylight
Flash / Type Used: Studio
Event e.g. Grand Prix,Birthday,Sunrise: Camera club
State / County / Area Image Taken: Middlesex
Country Image Taken
United Kingdom
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,729
Thu April 7, 2016 12:03am

The contrast between the musician and the darkened background serves to make the the fellow stand out in the image while the light has been handled well to highlight the important portions of the musician for me (his face and his hands). I wish the image had been slightly wider to include the whole of left arm and hand... there is the sense for me of the musician's hand floating or being disconnected from the musician.

Did you try working with the musician's portrait in a b&w format?


Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Thu April 7, 2016 2:04pm

Hi Richard
I like the pose you've captured here and the balance of light and shadow. The upper part though has a magenta tint and the lower has magenta blue. White balance can usually help but here the lighting was mixed hence the tints. I don't remember the software you use but if you have software with colour balance then choosing midtones adjust the magenta/green slider towards green and yellow/blue towards yellow then do the same for the highlights to a lesser degree you will remove most of the strange tints and return the correct flesh tones. Of course you could instead follow Jan's suggestion and create a moody B&W.
Nice pic either way.

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 2,850
Sun April 10, 2016 1:01am

Every whisker in great detail Richard,

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