Cheryl Dubois  

Portrait of a gentleman by Cheryl Dubois

July 2021 - Portrait of a gentleman

July 2021 - Cheryl Dubois


About the Image(s)

Photographed in my home studio with Canon R5, 70-200 mm f/2.8 at 100mm tripod mounted; 1/100 at f/8; ISO 100. Main light camera left with a 24x36 soft box and a 51" PLM with white diffusion as fill. One rim light with a stirip box modifier on very low power, opposite the main light. Background was dark gray background paper.

In Lightroom I cropped to a 4:5 ratio; diminished the highlights, bumped up the clarity, added sharpening and lens corrections. Brought into photoshop and soften skin imperfections with the new neural filter; did some burning and dodging to define the jawline, added a texture to the background for a more painterly looking background, and added a curves adjustment layer to darken the background and further separate the subject from the background.

5 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Great portrait of a very smart chap!! Think I might have liked his hands to be a tad lighter but not to compete with his face which really stands out.
Being really picky I would like to see his tie straightened as it lets his smart appearance down a bit!!!!
  Posted: 07/03/2021 16:39:28

Noël Bonné   Noël Bonné
Nice portret, fantastic studio set up, nice looking man - good model.
I agree on the hands - bit to dark, the suffer from the light drop off.
would also look at the 4 or 5 dents in the background ...   Posted: 07/06/2021 01:45:18

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Janet, a very well done portrait. Lots an loads to like. sharp and the colors are wonderful, as well as expression and the eyes. I do however find the lightening or glow around him to be an unnecessary distraction. Might take a look at that.   Posted: 07/08/2021 07:39:19

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Great portrait of a very distinguished looking man. I like what you have done with this. His face is the focal point and is appropriately highlighted!   Posted: 07/09/2021 19:47:08

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Your model engages very well with you the photographer--that is a great success in this image.
I would very much like to see how you would convert this to black and white (I am in Monochrome Group 32, and always interested in candidates for b/w.).   Posted: 07/17/2021 22:26:45


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