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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-04-09
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DIII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-11 8:00
Viewed: 819
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is the second photo of Michael Garlington. Color portraits are in some ways much more difficult than black and white. To get the skin tones correct is sometimes very difficult. In this case the studio lights have tungsten bulbs which would be much too warm and they are balanced by blue gels. The light passing through the blue gel becomes white and the tones become natural.

There are six lights in this shot. One on top, two on the left upper, one on the right front, one on the right side and one right rim. Each light is controlled with a dimmer switch to adjust the intensity.

With so many lights to me the effect is like natural light because there is light coming from so many directions.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-04-11 8:41]


quel portrait et iamge sueprbe quel bel homme avec sa barbe sa casquette et quel regard très sérieux une merveille sueprbe.

Bravo et amitié

Hi Roger,

Excellent portrait shot. Perfectly well managed the colors, lights and contrast.



A fascinating portrait Roger.
Your notes are always so interesting;I was surprised to read that six lights were used. Very effectively I might add.
Great composition and perfect sharp quality.
Tfs, regards Jean.

olá roger
You know I prefer b/w---but I like the colors...they look really good. the scarf, the denim...are fantasic. Skin texture are good ..it is hard skin bcause he has a light skin. You are superb and portraits are great moments of photography
Um abraço

Hi Roger, bonsoir,
I like this pose,, nice details and naturel colors,
sharp and well presented and composed,
Excellent BG too.
My compliments Michel

bonjour Roger
Excellent portrait,(expression, sharpness, shades, colours...)
Great mastering of lights , as usal...
Here I prefers the coloured one

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