Sol Blechman  


Museum Guard by Sol Blechman

March 2019 - Museum Guard

About the Image(s)


Shot at ISO 5,000 and hand held. Shake Reduction filter in PS was most helpful. Between low light and dark skin finding the right combination of settings was the greatest challenge. B&W seemed to work best although he had a red tie. I felt it distracted from his face. Although photography was allowed, he clearly was not happy about having his picture taken.


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5 comments posted

Neal R. Thompson, M.D.   Neal R. Thompson, M.D.
Interesting character. His left cheek seems a bit deformed. I agree that the best is monochrome.   Posted: 03/10/2019 17:00:14

David Robb   David Robb
I would of never thought. Museum Guard. He seems to be a very cooperative model that look I don't see as unhappy. Interesting. Curious look maybe.   Posted: 03/17/2019 14:33:40

Kathryn Mohrman   Kathryn Mohrman
You did a great job with the tonal range--from bright white to dark black and detail in all parts of the photo. It's a keeper!   Posted: 03/17/2019 17:35:14

Joey Johnson   Joey Johnson
Black and white was definitely the way to go. Interesting face and expression. He does look a bit wary of the photographer. Nice work.   Posted: 03/22/2019 18:43:47

Dennis Hirning   Dennis Hirning
It is an interesting subject and well handled. You might have tried a little lower camera angle so the eyes would be located lower in the glasses.   Posted: 03/25/2019 18:31:34