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Mar 12, 2018 23:57 |  #1

A collegiate flautist came to me to get a publicity shot for his final concert. I worked with him for a while and the poor guy had the most forced facial expressions I've ever worked with. Trying to get a deliverable image, I changed gears big time and tried to go with something where he didn't feel like he had to interact directly with the camera. When I pitched a film noir-looking shot to him, he smiled, so I figured that was the idea to go with. That being said, it doesn't look anything like my normal work so I'm not sure what to think of it.

What do you guys think?

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Mar 13, 2018 00:14 |  #2

I think it works.


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Mar 13, 2018 00:34 |  #3

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Absolutely love it. . Extremely unique and effective.

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Mar 13, 2018 09:00 |  #4

Dude, make it BW and let the blacks be BLACK. Then send me a beer.


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Mar 13, 2018 09:26 |  #5

Looks very good!




  
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Mar 13, 2018 11:41 |  #6

olafs osh wrote in post #18584397 (external link)
Dude, make it BW and let the blacks be BLACK. Then send me a beer.

I just tried that on my phone because I was curious. It takes a good photo and makes it outstanding.


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Mar 13, 2018 15:45 |  #7

In my initial editing of this, I tried desaturating it and felt that the warmth of the skin tones is required.




  
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Mar 13, 2018 15:51 |  #8

williaty wrote in post #18584778 (external link)
In my initial editing of this, I tried desaturating it and felt that the warmth of the skin tones is required.

Desaturating is a thing you use rarely and carefully :]


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Mar 13, 2018 19:26 |  #9

I concur with Olafs.

Great image by the way, and thanks for the background to it.




  
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Mar 14, 2018 11:38 |  #10

Hope you don't mind, I'll delete if you wish...

A LR edit only adjusting the B/W sliders


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I think the B/W versions give much more mood to the image.

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