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Great Guntram 2005-11-26 13:43

Hi Jonathan,
I like your portraits so very much - this is another very fine exposed example. How did you manage to get just the right light shining into his face? His eyes are so bright and clear, my attention is drawn right there. A handsome man, and even without reading your note, you instantly feel his strength, or at least a certain dignity. Very, very well done!
Thanks for sharing
Guntram

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Old 11-27-2005, 12:43 AM
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Default To Guntram: The "right light"

Hello Guntram, and thank you for your complementary note. I have added some more information to the notes for this photo. I hope you find them useful.

Jonathan
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Old 11-27-2005, 04:13 PM
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Hi Jonathan, thanks for the very detailed information about how you managed the light here. I was just curious, as I have very often failed in shooting a good portrait, and I always avoid using flashlight. I thought, there is some unknown "mystery" here, or just a simple trick how to achieve this while shooting.
I don't think, that postprocessing a digital image like you have done here, is "cheating". It's what one has to do with analogue negatives in the darkroom as well, isn't it? You have used it here in a very subtle way. I think, it doesn't look overdone at all, by the way - if you wouldn't have mentioned it, I would never have noticed it, and still I don't see any traces of postprocessing here (as in many shots here on TE there are very clear visible signs ...).
Thanks again, and if the "photoshop-police" might run after you, just call me, I'll protect you!;-))
Greetings
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