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Old Apr 1, 2013, 3:35 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I've developed a real appreciation for the paintings of the classical masters: Rembrandt, Vermeer, Gericault etc.

I've been experimenting for a while now trying to re-create the look with my photography, in particular with lighting and photoshop:



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Old Apr 1, 2013, 6:56 PM   #2
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Nicely done. And I notice you only have one ear...
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Very nice and only one light source?
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Very nice and only one light source?
Thanks. Yes, just one light source - strobe fired through large softbox camera right. I also had a gold reflector on my lap.
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Re-edited to reduce the reds and brighten slightly :-0)
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Very well done, I like both versions. You said what lighting was used but how much and what PS did you use?
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Very well done, I like both versions. You said what lighting was used but how much and what PS did you use?
Many thanks. The photo was took at night in a dark room. I was lit with a 600w strobe at 1/32 power. I can't quite remember what my camera settings were, I think 1/125 at f8. I also had a reflector on my lap for fill.

In terms of photoshop there was a lot of post work, mainly focusing on colour toning.

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Overall I like the 2nd better but I think I would pull back the highlights just a tad. To me the texture resembles some other medium more than oils.. maybe pencils? It's nicely done. I like the effect.

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2nd one is better Great job on this shot..
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Fantastic portrait, I'm not sure if the 1st is better but love the picture and PP.

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