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MRueffer
 
MRueffer August 23, 2015
Wonderful!!
MKoelen
 
MKoelen December 25, 2015
Great shot, like the somehow humble appearance of this marine....
inesgardea PRO+
 
inesgardea December 26, 2015
Semper Fi, love your creativity
JOEHUTT
 
JOEHUTT December 27, 2015
Semper Fi !!!
MCDwyer
 
MCDwyer January 02, 2016
Absolutely perfect!!!!
devamhiggins
 
devamhiggins January 03, 2016
Stunning
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots January 07, 2016
Beautiful capture! Congrats.
samanthaschultz
 
samanthaschultz January 10, 2016
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about this shot! Excellent!
ShutterBug76 PRO+
 
ShutterBug76 January 16, 2016
Well Done
kellyglennstout
 
kellyglennstout January 18, 2016
Outstanding....................
ReneeBlake PRO+
 
ReneeBlake January 20, 2016
Beautifully presented. Congrats !
ConnieFresn PRO+
 
ConnieFresn January 25, 2016
Alex, the way you captured this U.S. Marine in uniform is absolutely stunning! Makes me think about my own Marine son. I come back to this photo often to just appreciate what the uniform represents and also what the man in the uniform has given up for everyone else. Congratulations on your awards...well deserved. Connie
kcphotos2015
kcphotos2015 July 25, 2016
Thank you to your son for his service!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 January 26, 2016
Absolutely perfect !! :)
RuthJollyphoto PRO
 
RuthJollyphoto January 27, 2016
such an emotional capture.Very well done.
znikon
 
znikon January 28, 2016
Great shot
Joykaye PRO+
 
Joykaye February 10, 2016
Wonderful photo, great capture!!
jennifers
 
jennifers February 10, 2016
I absolutely love it.
kcphotos2015
 
kcphotos2015 July 25, 2016
Love this! Amazing in so many ways.
Rollcage_media
 
Rollcage_media September 30, 2016
Semper Fi
lizziemellis PRO+
 
lizziemellis October 18, 2016
Amazing Black &White:-)
dewood62
 
dewood62 January 20, 2017
This is an image that our country needs to see now more than ever! Our freedom has come at a very high price.
jaykoks
 
jaykoks February 22, 2017
Semper Fi !!
gmoroni36
 
gmoroni36 March 08, 2017
As an injured vet, I just completely respect and love this. Truly a beautiful thing and shot
alexcampanella PRO+
alexcampanella March 08, 2017
Thank you so much for both your kind words and your services!
httppluto
 
httppluto April 02, 2017
Fantastic photo!! Thank you for serving our country
BroadwayGirl89
 
BroadwayGirl89 April 15, 2017
This is the most stunning photo I have ever seen
conniebardin
 
conniebardin June 01, 2017
So impressive
Karlynography
 
Karlynography June 01, 2017
You have rendered this veteran speechless!
alexcampanella PRO+
alexcampanella June 03, 2017
Thank you for your service and the kind words!
embas PRO+
 
embas June 20, 2017
unforgettavle
lahomamariebautista
 
lahomamariebautista September 27, 2017
Absolutely amazing photo.
elsiewent
 
elsiewent October 21, 2017
Love the black and white. Absolutely stunningly beautiful.
texaaronpueschel PRO+
 
An excellent capture of the mood of the marine in b/w. It is humble. This is a winner.
Dee-CrystalClear PRO
 
This photo stole my heart. Thank you!

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at a make shift studio in my friend's house in Newport, RI.
Time
This photo was taken inside with some external lighting so the time of day wasn't too important, but I think it was taken around 1pm.
Lighting
We were looking to set up the lighting for this shot to look as dramatic as possible. We used a single strobe light with a soft-box to get a nice gradient from dark to light. The strobe was placed on the rght side of the subject slightly in front of him. On the left side of the subjects face we set up a black scrim to absorb any extra light from reflecting back into his face. We then placed a muslin backdrop a couple of feet behind the subject to create a completely black background.
Equipment
This was shot with a Canon T2i and a Canon EF50mm f/1.8II lens. We also used the strobe light and a sync chord for the flash. The photo was taken with the following exposure settings: f/11 | 1/80s | 100 ISO
Inspiration
A good friend and I had been working at a local restaurant/bar when he told me that he had some old strobe lights from his previous career in photography. We decided that it would be fun to bring in some of the employees and local patrons from the bar and shoot portraits of them. The Marine in this photo is one of our regulars who worked at the Navy base in town. He was kind enough to wear his formal dress while sitting for us.
Editing
This photo was originally shot in RAW and was slightly processed. After converting it to B+W, I added some slight sharpening and edited slightly for contrast.
In my camera bag
Almost all of my camera equipment was recently stolen while I was traveling in Chile and Argentina for a couple of months. Since then, I have upgraded to a Canon EOS 6D. In my bag I also keep my Canon EF24-105mm f/4L and Rokinon FE14mm f/2.9 Ultra-Wide lenses. I always have a cheap filters (UV, polarized, neutral density) and a trigger trap so I can hook my camera up to my phone.
Feedback
Just ask people if they are willing to sit for you to take portraits. (Offer them beer in exchange!) Most people are willing to do it and any chance to shoot is a chance to learn. The nice thing about studio portrait photos is that they don't have to rely on natural light and you can shoot and experiment for as long as you like!

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