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13 Comments | Report
annahergert
 
annahergert January 01, 2016
Strong image with the direction of the light - mesmerizing!
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Joseph-Balson January 11, 2016
Thank you
Thomas_Knox
 
Thomas_Knox January 07, 2016
Amazing portrait. Great job!
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Joseph-Balson January 11, 2016
Thank you
jenneviere
 
jenneviere February 11, 2016
mesmerizing
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Joseph-Balson February 12, 2016
Thank you
lorisawildmorgan
 
lorisawildmorgan April 15, 2016
spellbound!
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Joseph-Balson May 31, 2016
Thanks
rebeccabennett_7806
 
rebeccabennett_7806 June 17, 2016
Something about the cross gets me every time..
kathytackett
 
kathytackett June 23, 2016
This is a very strong image! Beautiful
bertjanssens
 
bertjanssens October 25, 2016
very strong image, good impression... love it
FirAeSju
 
FirAeSju November 10, 2016
Captivating!
flybee379
 
flybee379 March 18, 2017
Such piercing eyes.....i love this......
hgrahamjackson
 
hgrahamjackson May 04, 2017
Lovely use of negative space and lighting.
candidqueen
 
candidqueen May 09, 2017
love the lighting!
jozefharang Platinum
 
jozefharang June 05, 2019
Great job!
tysonator
 
tysonator November 27, 2021
wonderful portrait

Behind The Lens

Location
This one is from a (short) serie of studio self portrait from December 2015.
Time
Technically, from a photographer point of view, the time of the day didn't really matter because it was a studio shooting. But, from a model management point of view, it should be noted it was at the end of the afternoon, and the model (me actually) already had a few JD's...
Lighting
A soft box, and that's it.
Equipment
A Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8, tripod, studio lights and commander, and a black background.
Inspiration
Sometimes there is no inspiration. You just want to shoot something, or someone, and you are to lazy or too drunk to go out, or have no model at hand.
Editing
Contrast, levels, and black and white. A few days after the shooting...
In my camera bag
Any of my DSLR that has a charged battery, and the first lens that I can reach. I don't have a bag. Bags mean heavy stuff, too much stuff, and spending too much time worrying about that stuff; I don't really care about equipment: I just shoot what I see with what I have at that moment. When I go specifically to shoot something special, I just carry the minimum things I think will be needed.
Feedback
Get a soft box, a camera, a black background and a model.

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