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RodneyBlair Feb 26, 2005 12:28 AM

Key light is 22"x22" softbox to subject's left and fill is bounced into large umbrella 10' above camera. Single strobe with barndoors on backgroud positioned to the subject's left.

Border color is a selection from his lips and mat color is a selection from the darkest shadow of his sweater.

Rodney

Frank Doorhof Feb 28, 2005 4:30 AM

Great shot, love the earthly tones.

RodneyBlair Mar 1, 2005 4:56 AM

Thanks Frank! Here are a couple more shots of the same guy. I can't decide if I like the b/w version here. Your thoughts?


ccfoo Mar 1, 2005 10:54 PM

The b&w one draws the eyes to his hips. The color one draws the eyes to his shoulders. Dang!I need to get back in the gym! Haha...

RodneyBlair Mar 2, 2005 4:36 AM

ccfoo wrote:
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The b&w one draws the eyes to his hips. The color one draws the eyes to his shoulders. Dang! I need to get back in the gym! Haha...
LOL! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Rodney

WisconsinGirl Mar 2, 2005 8:14 AM

I definitely like the BW one best! Nice shot!

RodneyBlair Mar 2, 2005 9:10 AM

WisconsinGirl wrote:
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I definitely like the BW one best! Nice shot!
Thank you, WIG! This fella won an entertainer of the year contest and the shot was taken for a promo type deal. Here is the finished image. Does it work?


peripatetic Mar 2, 2005 1:56 PM

Rodney,

You mentioned you don't use desaturation any more to get your B&W image from the colour.

It's very impressive how you've managed to retain all the dynamic range of the colour without apparently boosting contrast.

Can you give us any insight into your technique?

RodneyBlair Mar 2, 2005 2:39 PM

peripatetic wrote:
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Rodney,

You mentioned you don't use desaturation any more to get your B&W image from the colour.

It's very impressive how you've managed to retain all the dynamic range of the colour without apparently boosting contrast.

Can you give us any insight into your technique?
For this image I used a red filter technique which simulates using a red filter with b/w film.

In Channel Mixer I select monochrome mode and adjust the Grey Channel Output to Red 100%, Green 15%, Blue 0% and Constant -15%.

Rodney

peripatetic Mar 3, 2005 3:28 AM

That's great thanks.

I recently saw that technique in a magazine and will try it soon.


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