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rcscharf PRO+
 
rcscharf May 11, 2018
great shot, i love the expression
Donna9
 
Donna9 November 01, 2018
Contemplate, nice capture. Wonderful.

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was shot in studio conditions, a single strobe off to the models right provided the light source.
Time
It was an evening shoot. The models appearance inspired a number of interesting poses that evening and this one was taken to capitalise upon his excellent skill at portraying an emotion without saying a word - the mark of a great model.
Lighting
A single Bowens 400w strobe through a large 150cm octobox provided the light source. I enjoy the simplicity of a single light and it rarely fails to produce good results.
Equipment
This was shot on my Nikon D810 at 1/160 F10 at ISO 64 using a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VRII and a Feisol Tripod. Light triggered by a pocketwizard.
Inspiration
The model 'Pip' is a delight to work with - he produces images from every angle and when he put on his sorrowful face I could see the potential for an image immediately.
Editing
Apart from the conversion to black and white I increased the contrast, raised the shadows a little and lowered the highlights. That's pretty much all I did - it really was quite a simple image to make.
In my camera bag
I shoot Nikon and all my lenses are Nikon too although I have recently added a fantastic 135mm f2 Zeiss lens to the bag and also the excellent new Tamron 35mm f1.8.
Feedback
Keep it simple and use a tripod. Using a tripod will slow you down and give you more time to think about your composition. Oh, and your images will be sharper too!

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