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Lovely Shot....
DrAW!: thanks kavita smile
  • NaCha
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2008, 02:19
Nice B&W
DrAW!: thanks nacha smile
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 17 Oct 2008, 04:35
Amazing black and white. Beautiful couple.
DrAW!: thanks laurie smile
too much flash/light for me but the shot still rocks.

DrAW!: thanks d smile
Oga you try well well, very nice shot
DrAW!: thanks bro smile
  • Stan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Oct 2008, 06:21
The B&W treatment doesn't quite hide the hard lighting but I prefer this over the last few shotssmile
DrAW!: thanks bro

but believe me when i say the hard lighting was deliberate for this image
  • bimpe
  • Lagos
  • 17 Oct 2008, 09:08
Lovely black and white and a warm and happy photo. Madam looks more relaxed though.
Are you safely in the country of the star spangled banner?
Did you get the images of my show i email to you?
DrAW!: hey beamps
i'm missing u already lol

but alas i didn't get any images from you o
what a friendly smile she has...
DrAW!: thanks chantal smile
Lovely shot. My hubby would love the gentleman's head piece. I am not sure of the proper name.
DrAW!: it's called a 'fila' where i'm from

i'm currently in the states...i'm sure i can hook him up with one somehow smile
Deliberate harsh light...are you kidding me??? common lets keep it real smile this looks like a shot rescued from accidental over-exposure - Dotun's Verdict wink
DrAW!: over-exposure? and you can still see the skin pores?
lemme guess...i individually painted each and every one in lol!

what happened here was direct flash aimed from above and relatively close to the subject.

this brings to mind the discussion we had on

my lighting is harsh because i placed a small source of light (speedlight) closer to the subjects than i usually do. i like the close to whitish skin colour i get during b&w conversion. but mind you this is not my general style...it's just a variant shot i include in my packages grin
Ok I sort of see where you are coming from, but the shots you linked to on my blog had modifiers and the diameter was defintely bigger than your flash.
The pores I am seeing here is bit flat, and the skintones are flat as well. the whites on the ladies teeth is blown out, mans lips washed out by the light all these are very good hints of over exposure, if exposure was to go down 1/3 or 2/3 of a stop it will still look washed but with a more realistic dynamic range. I already know where your light was placed, I have studied the shadows wink
Honestly most of the shots we critique on here, the client does not understand it...once they love your work they are very likely to love most of the shots you take on their day, so I can understand if this is included in your clients package. But on a different note talking about packages, do you really ask your clients if they want harsh or soft light in there package?
DrAW!: nah i don't ask them about harsh or soft light , that's too much grammar
i just give them good shots that they trust me to deliver.
most of them are not harsh, but when i get the inspiration to do something like this, i throw it in.
this is probably the only shot like this among the hundreds i gave them
but i assure you that what you see here was deliberate smile
Just showed the 'fila' to him. It would be nice to be able to get one for him. :o)
DrAW!: wow
i guess all we need now is his head size lol grin
  • Ada
  • Candy hills and strawberry fields
  • 18 Oct 2008, 03:48
harsh light, soft light, "your own voice". It's looks great in my own opinion....You broke the "rule" very well. I put "rule" in qoutation marks because I don't get the whole hype about rules. Art is art...an expression of self. With keeping all the "rules" at all times...how exactly do you find your own voice? You've either got it or you don't...and Draw you've got it. Great Potrait.
DrAW!: thanks ada smile
Not sure whether you are teasing me, but if you are serious, I should like to arrange to get the price of a 'fila' to you and surprise my hubby. A medium would do quite nicely.
DrAW!: wow! you are serious!

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