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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: Black & White
Date Taken: 2013-04-25
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DIII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-04-25 10:33
Viewed: 830
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have been adjusting the light in the studio...last week all the lights were moved to the ceiling so there is no possibility of tripping over them in the dark. The position of the lights is as follows: 1. Top Light, 2. Left front/side, 3. Left side, 4. Right Front/side, 5. Right side, 6. Right rear (Rim).

A control panel is set up with dimmers for each light so a subject comes into the studio, sets or stands and the lights are adjusted in any ratio. This shot of my friend Steve took about one minute to set up and perform.

The photo was converted to black and white in NIK's Silver Efex Pro.

I will start giving workshops on lighting through Calumet (our pro store in San Francisco) beginning this summer. Five students will come to the studio and photograph models while adjusting their light using the built in system.

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Boa tarde Roger,
The lighting seems to have reached the pinnacle of artistic and technical quality,
My respects,

Hi Roger,

Wish I could come to that workshop. Would love to learn those techniques.
Wonderful portrait. Love the notes.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-04-25 23:13]

Hi Roger.

I like the results of this one, do you rate the Niks Pro as useful? and a must?

stv ;o))

A well taken portrait with nice management of light and exposure, Roger!
Quite natural skin tones and the off white of the shirt really stands out against a black BG.
Good job!

Kind regards,

salut roger,
on dit bonjours à Steve,,
une netteté impeccable encore une fois..

You are the master of lighting! Awesome job to get the lighting perfect. And nice capture of the smile, too. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.

Ola Roger
another great moment light. Your friend looks great and have a very friendly expression. I love your portraits.
Have a good time with your worshops, ...your notes saw us how you care and work in photography. You are a good teacher too,
all the best
um abraço

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