richardbrandonholley
richardbrandonholley

Man Like Shift



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billythekid
 
billythekid July 26, 2014
Excellent, great expression.
Sanmi
 
Sanmi September 02, 2014
Extraordinary photography.
onyanita Premium
 
onyanita November 08, 2014
brilliant! Congrats on the Feature
catini
 
catini November 08, 2014
Congrats on your feature!
iceman2
 
iceman2 November 08, 2014
Congratulation on being feature!
sweetpea72 PRO
 
sweetpea72 November 08, 2014
fantastic shot...Congrats! ")
tinekeziemer
 
tinekeziemer November 08, 2014
This makes me feel so happy!
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life November 08, 2014
bahahha LOOOVE this!! that expression.. it's CONTAGIOUS !!! :):) love this to bits! HUGE congrats to your shout out !!! 8)
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 08, 2014
great shot !
michaeltillman PRO+
 
michaeltillman November 09, 2014
Interesting, strong features. I did't know Santa can sing. Congrats. on the feature. I just love black and white. Great shot!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta November 09, 2014
Excellent image. Congratulations on being Featured.
laurieknowlton
 
laurieknowlton November 12, 2014
Such joy in his eyes!
GabriellaChamberland
 
GabriellaChamberland November 12, 2014
Awesome Picture! great expression.
akmeldrum
 
akmeldrum November 14, 2014
Congratulations. This truly made my day to get to share this moment.
DAPhotography
 
DAPhotography November 15, 2014
This shows such a character. Great shot and congrats!
pkraja
 
pkraja November 18, 2014
what a stunning capture....like the DOF and the composition
architamitra
 
architamitra November 21, 2014
Natural and true....
nadiachatterton
 
nadiachatterton November 22, 2014
Congratulations on your award! Amazing capture, brilliant portrait
ArturRydzewski
 
ArturRydzewski December 14, 2014
great
Chrissimpson01
 
Chrissimpson01 December 19, 2014
Great character and feeling, works so well in B&W. Great twinkle in the eyes.
muscularchristian
 
muscularchristian December 19, 2014
This is wonderful what story it tell I have no idea
jackielister
 
jackielister January 22, 2015
Love this picture - full of the joy of life!
zoso
 
zoso January 22, 2015
Excellent capture
Billyboy Premium
 
Billyboy February 04, 2015
Fabulous. Love the movement !
FireLillyCreations
 
FireLillyCreations April 14, 2015
I love his free spirited expression! Perfection!
zohairsza
 
zohairsza April 17, 2015
this is great :)
KarlParish
 
KarlParish July 24, 2015
Wow!! This is awesome!! Love it!! x
MonaClementsPhotography
 
MonaClementsPhotography June 01, 2017
Wonderful! This made me smile instantly. Fantastic

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo while working in a transmission manufacturing shop, Monster Transmission and Performance.
Time
Indoors during normal work hours, therefore we had a controlled environment.
Lighting
A florescent fill light was used to bring out every stitch of his skin.
Equipment
The equipment I used involved my Canon EOS 70D with a Tamron Di II 17-50mm lens. No tripod, but we did stand in a florescent light and a small industrial fan to blow the subjects hair.
Inspiration
Grease Inc. Magazine requested a cover photo that was enticing. I sat with my marketing team at Monster Transmission and Performance at www.monstertransmission.com to hash out the different subject materials we could use to make the magazine cover stick out from the rest. We came to the conclusion that the reaction a person gets from shifting gears during their first test drive with their new transmission was the best option, therefore Man Like Shift was arranged.
Editing
Minimal processing was done to this photo; dropping the saturation and increasing the luminosity were the significant alterations. Other than that I did add a gaussian blur around the edges to expand the depth of field.
In my camera bag
On a daily basis, besides my camera and lens, I will have with me a tripod, monopod, cleaning supplies, gaffing tape, an external shutter button, and occasionally an external flash.
Feedback
If you would like to develop an image like Man Like Shift, here are a few tips: 1. Understand your subject depending on your purpose. - Man Like Shift was developed on the inspiration of the reaction a man gets when shifting his transmission gears for the first time. The chances you will be doing the same thing will be slim, but think outside the box and juxtapose a roller coaster. 2. You'll need minimal equipment. - A small industrial fan and moderate lighting will do. Of course, the more light the better with any detailed image, but just keep in mind your subject won't stay completely still. Don't use a tripod! 3. Take a multiple images. - When placing any industrial fan in front of someone, they're bound to make different expressions each time, take multiple images and find which facial expression you like best. And most importantly, have fun.

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