Psjunkie wrote:Not sure what to say Mr. Chinn, other than you've outdone yourself with this one.....if I were to give any guidance it would be to tone down the brightness of the subject's right side hair just a bit...not really an issue until I turned my monitor brightness all the way up if that helps.....
LindaShorey wrote:A fascinating character study. Love your attention to detail, such as choosing to emphasize the shiny bright ring. "...can't figure out why one individual gets my attention over the other...." Don't think about it, Dave! Continue to go with your instincts and emotion; they serve you very, very well.
minniev wrote:Another excellent "character" portrait, Dave. Perfectly composed, and well processed in your typical style.
I always seem to want a bit more from the eyes of your "dark-side characters" but I understand that's an artist's choice and can appreciate it just as it is. Nice one.
davechinn wrote:While in Deadwood, South Dakota I had many opportunities to capture various interesting subjects. This just happens to be one and still yet can't figure out why one individual gets my attention over the other.
St3v3M wrote:davechinn wrote:While in Deadwood, South Dakota I had many opportunities to capture various interesting subjects. This just happens to be one and still yet can't figure out why one individual gets my attention over the other.
What if the devil were one of us?
If I may ask, if the light is from image right, how do you pinpoint-light his eyes? S-
davechinn wrote:Ha, ha, ha !!! If one of you guys were the devil, would you tell me? If yes, I probably would still fire away, and who knows, maybe I already have. Thanks for the laugh.
I'm not totally sure I understand your question Steve. Assuming the image is properly exposed, I brighten and sharpen the eyes as needed. If there happens to be no catch light in the eyes, I will place some there, because to me (and others as well) without catch lights the subject has a lifeless look. If one side of the face is more exposed to light than the other then obviously the more exposed side will receive less work and balance out the other side to some degree, but not equal to each other. Lighting is something I have not mastered and have always struggled with. I may never master it, but at most, my goal is to always improve. Hope that helps and answers your question.
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