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Doug (Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom) on 21 April 2012 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

From our camera club's photo shoot last weekend where one of the members gave up their valuable time to show us different lighting techniques. For those interested Hannah was lit with a flash through a softbox diagonally to her face and a flash with a snood behind to give a little light to her hair.
I thought I'd post this one for my weekly self imposed monochrome challenge

Canon EOS 500D 1/160 second F/4.5 ISO 100 50 mm


Making an effort to return to AM3 after a bit of an absence, it's really nice to see photo's from all contributors and I will try to comment when I can. If I offer criticism I do so only to help and I do not wish to cause offence. My photography tends to be from my travels, as well as my passion which is wildlife and landscape. I hope you enjoy what you see.
Thanks for your comments I'm really grateful for them and welcome constructive feedback.

Richard from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Love the lighting, very well done, you passed Doug!

21 Apr 2012 5:45am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great shot
well done

21 Apr 2012 5:50am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

The lighting is great and it is a lovely portrait

21 Apr 2012 6:16am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Impressive lighting and fine portrait - interesting to know the technique you used as well.

21 Apr 2012 6:28am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The lighting is gorgeous

21 Apr 2012 7:08am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Wonderful image Doug ......... well done.

21 Apr 2012 7:13am

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

Fabulous light and classic b&w tone indeed! Beautiful portrait!

21 Apr 2012 7:35am

tataray from france, France

Beau portrait sous une belle lumière.)

21 Apr 2012 7:37am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A superb portrait !

21 Apr 2012 7:44am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

j'aime bien la forme de son visage

21 Apr 2012 7:59am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Excellent portrait Doug, definitely like the highlights in the hair.

21 Apr 2012 8:39am

Chia Teck Kim from Singapore, Singapore

Great light ~ a beautiful portrait ! well done.

21 Apr 2012 9:02am

Martine from bousval, Belgium

Superbe portrait !!! que de beaux yeux!!!

21 Apr 2012 9:33am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Yes nice light. a very subtle use of flash

21 Apr 2012 9:35am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

cracking light and portrait

21 Apr 2012 10:59am

Florence from Paris, France

Portrait is probably the most difficult exercise in photography. You've caught light beautifully here.

21 Apr 2012 11:50am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Emotional eyes

21 Apr 2012 11:52am

B.Sully from Surf City, United States

wonderful portrait! I love the lighting.

21 Apr 2012 12:23pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Beautiful light in this portrait shot Doug! Well done! ;-)

21 Apr 2012 12:35pm

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Real beautifully executed picture, I like this a lot.:))Haleja.

21 Apr 2012 12:47pm

Joyce from United States

nice "pose" that and shows her very intelligent and bright eyes, attractively. Interesting black and white composition you play with here.

21 Apr 2012 2:20pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the deep treatment this technique provided. The subdued look adds to the appeal of this beautiful person. The technical set up worked out very well.

21 Apr 2012 2:48pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Great shot. a perfect portrait image.

21 Apr 2012 3:00pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

There is a wonderful level of contrast, mood, and detail in this portrait. Her hair looks fabulous in this lighting.

21 Apr 2012 3:28pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Hervorragendes Portrait. Hannah ist ein gutes Modell.

21 Apr 2012 4:11pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Grandiose portrait et iamge quelle belle jeune filelt quel regard et attitude
Belle soirée

21 Apr 2012 4:36pm

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Well done with this remarkable B&W portrait.

21 Apr 2012 4:43pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

Great portrait.

21 Apr 2012 5:25pm

sue-ann foto from montréal, Canada

belle photo et belle lumière. je cherche toujours un club photos dans mon secteur au Québec, j'en ai un en Arizona et j'adore ces rencontres et ces sorties de groupe.

21 Apr 2012 8:01pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful lighting and a lovely portrait!

21 Apr 2012 10:02pm

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Wonderful portrait, excellent lighting !!!! Really beautiful ...

21 Apr 2012 10:42pm

franz from Baden, Austria

brilliant result ... so all the troubles you went to paid off nicely !!!

22 Apr 2012 2:11pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Indeed the light of this portrait in B / N is excellent ... point of view chosen for you is very interesting ... I love the end result! Very expressive model! Best regards, Adela

22 Apr 2012 7:50pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wonderful light from the two flashes.
great monochrome portrait.
very well done.

24 Apr 2012 5:47am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

again - great light! works superb in bw!

24 Apr 2012 8:47am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Lovely portrait!

25 Apr 2012 9:26pm

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

Excellent BW portrait . Super !!!

30 Apr 2012 12:45pm

Canon EOS 500D
1/160 second
ISO 100
50 mm