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The Man With The Piercing Eyes



My father-in-law. He's a biker dude with piercing eyes. He doesn't really like to take pictures so this took some convincing. ...
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My father-in-law. He's a biker dude with piercing eyes. He doesn't really like to take pictures so this took some convincing.
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Sheri_Stanley PRO+
 
Sheri_Stanley April 29, 2015
Fantastic shot! Looks like Mick Fleetwood! ;-)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 11, 2015
WHOOT! Sending you a HUGE Congrats, love!!! You got a finalist award in the Portraits Galore Contest !!! :):) This shot is fantastic, and you're right bout his eyes!! ❤ Way to go !! :):)
Capture-Life
 
Capture-Life May 11, 2015
Tell him about this award... on such a huge website... and he may REthink having his picture taken! hehehee ❤
JCOOK3
 
JCOOK3 May 17, 2015
I agree, where are the drums. Fantastic shot.
NickLarsonPhotography
NickLarsonPhotography June 04, 2015
Thanks you! :)
VC72
 
VC72 June 02, 2015
powerful shot.
NickLarsonPhotography
NickLarsonPhotography June 04, 2015
Much appreciated!!
evadgewtools
 
evadgewtools July 06, 2015
Fantastic photo......great "pose" by the subject.
NickLarsonPhotography
NickLarsonPhotography July 06, 2015
Thank you!
NickLarsonPhotography
NickLarsonPhotography July 06, 2015
Thank you!
gypsy116
 
gypsy116 September 18, 2015
Love the way it looks like a painting, and his eyes are amazing in this shot.
NickLarsonPhotography
NickLarsonPhotography September 20, 2015
tried a different editing approach. I'm glad it paid off
renoflores
 
renoflores November 18, 2015
classic!
NickLarsonPhotography
NickLarsonPhotography November 19, 2015
thanks!

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Behind The Lens

Location
The photo was taken in my home studio (Literally a home studio...it's my small garage lol).
Time
It was mid evening. Luckily, you don't have to worry too much about sunlight when you have a "Studio", right!? :D
Lighting
Only one light source. A speedlight beauty dish with a sock modifier. It was the only off camera light modifier I owned, at the time.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D800e, with a 50mm f/1.8, no tripod, a speedlight beauty dish with a sock modifier, and a bounce card.
Inspiration
This was, actually, a candid moment of my father-in-law. My mother-in-law had just recently been diagnosed with stage 4 bone cancer, after being in remission from beating cancer previously, in her life, and she wanted portraits of herself before losing her hair from chemotherapy. This shot was in between poses, and as you can tell, he's not the most comfortable in front of a camera.
Editing
I replaced the background. Added a bleach-bypass filter, and added a touch more sharpening.
In my camera bag
I have my Nikon D800e, my Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8, Nikorr 50mm f/1.8, 3 speelights, triggers, Gary Fong lightsphere, shoulder strap, battery grip, and a ton of other small accessories.
Feedback
Beauty dishes are amazing for soft light. The closer the beauty dish is to your subject the softer the lighting is, of course in conjunction with the power of the speedlight. It's preferable to have a 45 degree angle with a bounce card to soften the shadows underneath the nose, eyes, and chin. I believe it's called a "clamshell" lighting system.

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