pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld

The Black Hope



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18 Comments | Report
carolinegoes
 
carolinegoes February 02, 2016
All of your photos are insanely good! Keep up the good work!
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thank you, thank you, thank you... I appreciate your kindness, Caroline!
williammbiena
 
williammbiena May 04, 2016
B&W just give us a deeper insight of the subject.Hat off!
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thanks a lot...so glad you like it!
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson May 26, 2016
Great capture. Such expression.
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thanks Catherine ( this is my sis' name, btw)
Eyeconic
 
Eyeconic June 27, 2016
Superb portraiture - stunning
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thanks a lot, Blue!
tompdjohnson
 
tompdjohnson August 17, 2016
I love this image, superb on every level. Well done!!!
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thank you so much, Tom.I'm flattered!
clynphotonerd
 
clynphotonerd September 16, 2016
Very crisp portrait. Maybe for a human it is too crisp but I love how the hair looks.
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
It is all about tast. I like the high Def... but I appreciate your insight a lot, Clyn!
minjiwe
 
minjiwe September 16, 2016
Fantastic photo!
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thanks a lot, Min!
annahazlewood PRO
 
annahazlewood September 22, 2016
Fantastic
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thanks, Anna!
snardcjalexander
 
snardcjalexander November 29, 2016
This is absolutely amazing. The simplicity of the shot the power in the face and focus is truly inspiring and captivating.Definately the type of power I want in my in own work. Amazing work to you
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Alexander, there is no money, publication or award that will ever make me as happy as seeing somebody inspired by what i do. THank you so much, brother!
myriamverne-soury
 
myriamverne-soury February 01, 2017
Amazing portrait !
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thanks!!!
14thshadow
 
14thshadow February 11, 2017
WOW!! Amazing!
pedrontheworld
pedrontheworld February 11, 2017
Thanks!!!
Jinjii Platinum
 
Jinjii April 07, 2017
Mesmerizing!
Alberto_Suarez
 
Alberto_Suarez November 07, 2017
Wow! Incredible!
Djacqu
 
Djacqu March 07, 2018
I love the intensity in his eyes!
robertmcdill Ultimate
 
robertmcdill August 22, 2018
The negative space makes the photo standout.
henemark99 PRO+
 
henemark99 April 06, 2019
stunning piece of work xxx
shannonholland_9520
 
shannonholland_9520 July 02, 2020
The expression on his face and look in his eyes are so powerful!
BaldPirate9 PRO
 
BaldPirate9 Aug 29
Amazing Portraits!
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Behind The Lens

Location
All my pictures are taken either in Portland-Oregon or Southern California. This particular one was taken downtown Portland.
Time
I normally shoot after 4 p.m. Due to the fact that I shoot with natural light.
Lighting
I only shoot later in the day or early in the morning. During these periods the light is more even and softer, making portraits lighting more dynamic and delivering better results. If you can't take pictures during these periods, DON'T PANIC! (lol), you can still find a shady spot such as under a bridge, inside a coffee shop or anywhere else where the light is even and not so harsh.
Equipment
I shoot with a Canon 6D+ 85mm 1.8 or 50mm 1.2 L
Inspiration
I have a personal project with homeless people, called " Careful: Soul Inside". I take pictures of these people and narrate, through a short essay accompanied by the pictures, whatever I can absorb from those 10 minutes we talk. Most of their stories are quite interesting.
Editing
Yes, I have my own workflow, on which I use several layers of dodge and burn, sharpening and color correction. Many people mistake it by Draga Effect, but, frankly, I have never even bothered to look what it is, since I believe as photographers we should find our own style and "beat".
In my camera bag
I am a Canon guy: Canon 6D + 85mm 1.8+ 50 mm 1.2+ 24-105 mm 4 + 8mm fish eye. I also have some reflectors, portable backdrops, and time to time I carry a strobe but rarely use it.
Feedback
As I said, understanding light is essential. I am lucky enough to have the gift of drawing and creating illustrations. That helps a lot when comes to understanding the concepts of shadows and lights, and guide me whenever composing and shaping light. My advice is, study, study, study and also observe. You're surrounded by objects, take a minute of your day and try to dissect how light is shaped and react from one surface to another.

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