Jon Allanson  


Mike by Jon Allanson

June 2022 - Mike

About the Image(s)

I have known Mike who is a very good photographer for many years . He regularly attends Goth and Steam Punk events, always in costume.

Taken on my Fuji XPro 2 with 35 mm f1.4 lens, conveted to mono with a single Black and White adjustment layer.


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9 comments posted




Renee Schaefer   Renee Schaefer
Mike is a terrific model. I love how you can see every hair on his beard and on one side of his hair. I am not sure why the other side of his hair is so soft. Could that be sharpened up as well?   Posted: 06/02/2022 20:53:18



Danny Dunne   Danny Dunne
The eyes are great. The face is beautifully framed by the hair and the hat. Don't think the softness matters too much. There is also some softness in the nose. maybe a short DoF.   Posted: 06/05/2022 04:45:40



Lauren Heerschap   Lauren Heerschap
Whoa, this guy made me think, "What did I do wrong?"!! Great intense stare, and I like the hat and hair. I might have made his hair even on both sides by asking him to change whether it was behind or in front of his shoulders.   Posted: 06/05/2022 16:00:50



Brad Ashbrook   Brad Ashbrook
Nice portrait, great expression (doesn't look happy) and works great as a B&W. Looks like you might have limited depth of field with his nose and back left slightly soft. Otherwise, very well done.   Posted: 06/17/2022 11:58:22



Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Great portrait. Could only have been done as a monochrome. Wonderful expression in those eyes.   Posted: 06/17/2022 19:52:31



Jan van Leijenhorst   Jan van Leijenhorst
Great portrait. Could only have been done as a monochrome. Wonderful expression in those eyes.   Posted: 06/17/2022 19:52:33



Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
Played with this in Luminar Neo. I just had a portrait workshop and fellow photographer introduced me to this program.
See if you like the face light feature.
Great model. Great shot.   Posted: 06/18/2022 08:11:30
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Jon Allanson   Jon Allanson
I considered how dark the face should be in the image when I was processing it and decided that a slightly darker skin tone was more accurate for the model.   Posted: 06/20/2022 08:18:15
Becca Cambridge   Becca Cambridge
I defer to your artistic talent. I was excited about my new knowledge but guess you already knew. I should have KNOWN that. Sorry if I was too excited.   Posted: 06/20/2022 11:04:22