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Copyright: David Jessop (WhiteKnight) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1199 W: 130 N: 2138] (12018)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04
Categories: Friends/Family
Camera: Nikon D200 Digital SLR, Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-02 4:22
Viewed: 2080
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't have much time to get out and about with my camera right now - so a portrait from my archives of earlier in the year.
My son Michael - posing for me in his school uniform. He's off to a new school this month so a new uniform has been paid for (they're not cheap!!!).
One softbox to left, flash with blue gel behind - I kept half of his face in shadow deliberately for definition.

1/60 at f9.
RAW, minor PP on hot pixels... Resize and upload.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-09-02 4:26]

Hi David...
Beautiful portrait with so nice light...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2010-09-02 4:58]

This has a lovely crisp clean feeling to it. What i find intriguing is the "knowing" look on your son's face - great timing on THAT capture!

Hold the girls back!!! My goodness what a handsome dude! You make good kids David! I like the light behind him, that really adds to the shot. I have a yellow band on my arm....what is the GREEN one for?

David, you could set up and do the yearly school portraits!!
Background color with the blue gel is perfect, and leaving half of him more shaded was a good choice too. Nice catch-light in his eyes, and little shine on his lips. He's a handsome boy, and has very stylin' hair :):)
Cheers, hope you are well

The lighting is absolutely spot on David - great capture of details. It is not always easy to use coloured gel for the backdrop, but you have applied it well and it is quite lending to the mood of the portrait.
Yes, Michael is a 'dude' and he looks quite camera friendly.

  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2010-09-02 6:52]

Boa tarde David
A portrait from someone to close is something special from us. He is very handsome, full of charcter and mood, wonderful funny eyes.
He looks great under your work with a good light , a chalenge posture and colors match so well with the sweet blue.
I love portraits.
Um abrašo

Ha, ha, David, my immediate thought was that you'd begun a school photography service! All schools employ a photographer for 'end of year' shots. Fancy it?
The light's lovely, revealing the contours of his face nicely, and sharing that delightful, impish expression.
There is a little pixelation in the b/g. Is it a textured wall or the effects of the light?

My warmest regards,
Bev :-)

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  • mark25 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 7 N: 1012] (5621)
  • [2010-09-02 11:51]

beautifully lit and beautifully posed!

i love the contrast between the skin tone and the background :)

there is a lot to like here, his expression, your lighting and the overall sense of liveliness around :)

great work :)

muhammad muhsin

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 317 W: 286 N: 822] (4030)
  • [2010-09-03 18:20]

Bonsoir David,

Good portrait. You're lucky to have such a photogenic candidate, camera don't seem to terrify him. Interesting light, classical Rambrant lighting, but very efficient and rendering good dimensionnal volumes. Graduated BG lighting is also more appeling than flat BG light. And of course you used a great lens for portrait which has excellent sharpness and leave plenty of space between subject and lens to deliver nice facial perspective and subject room to breath. Good work and TFS.


Hi David,
A great portrait of your son like the gradual light in the background. The smile is priceless the pose is perfect. Excellent composition taking care of the rule of thirds (it mostly works). Anyway a fine post on TL.

N.B. Stop whining about the boy's school uniform costs, you get your uniform for free :-)

Hi David
This is a great portrait
Very beautiful boy
perfect details and nice tones

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-09-24 3:55]

Hi David,
beautiful portrait.Michael is hand some young boy.I liked his looks and smile.Well taken.TFS.Necla.

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