Stranger 70/100 | Caleb in Greenwich Village

June 22, 2021 - Comment

“I wear clean clothes everyday.” Caleb is a Men’s fashion designer from Ireland that lives in Greenwich Village. He works in the industry and dresses the part. When I asked him if he dresses up every day he replied, “I wear clean clothes every day.” The men’s brand he works for is a French name

“I wear clean clothes everyday.”

Caleb is a Men’s fashion designer from Ireland that lives in Greenwich Village. He works in the industry and dresses the part. When I asked him if he dresses up every day he replied, “I wear clean clothes every day.” The men’s brand he works for is a French name and unfortunately I don’t recall it. This day was Caleb’s first day off in a while and thankfully he was willing to give a little bit of it to me. He was a very gracious guy.

***Constructive Critiques Welcome*** I am here to learn.

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Camera Specs
ISO:320 Shutter: 1/160 fStop2.8 Focal Length: 42mm
430exII Camera right in a Flashbender

He was in a really shadowy area and thankfully some fill flash helped in this one. I probably should have taken the shutter down a click to reduce the ambient. I want to get some texture/shadows in my stranger shots, but it’s really tough to get shooting on my own and handholding the light. I think I am going to try out a gridspot soon. Also, exposing to the right of the histogram really does work.

Comments

Richard Skoonberg says:

I like how you lit the portrait and the colors are exquisite, and your subject has an interesting expression. Well done.

vickersund says:

WOW – Looks like Michael Bolton!

ch.weidinger says:

Great picture. Fantastic colors. Perfect light. Have a nice evening!

Sylvia Cavanagh says:

interesting looking guy, was he quite tall as it looks like he is looking down on you? i’m quite short so this is often a problem for me, can’t really carry around a stepladder though 🙂 Lighting is lovely, I’m not at the stage yet of being confident enough to add flash to the mix. Also great background with almost a painted look, great photo all round

MichaelTapp says:

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/89585774@N07] Thank you for the kind words! Yes he is still. Shooting strangers with flash is really tough. I really want to tag-team with someone so they can hold the flash/reflector while I shoot.

MichaelTapp says:

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/100119783@N05] Ha, he is Bolton-ish!

mickle229 says:

An artful subject, and the flash was also artfully handled. Very subtle. PS Please don’t forget to mention the 100S project, with the link. Thanks!

MichaelTapp says:

[https://www.flickr.com/photos/mickle229] Thanks! Sorry it didn’t make it in the paste.

Jude Marion says:

This is a wonderful portrait. The light is perfect. I especially like how the perspective lines draw us into him.

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