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A Diver and a Gentleman


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The telephone rang. A very embarrassed voice explained that he

heard that someone he knows met a friend that has a neighbour
who knows a good photographer… all in one trait and rather fast.

The man has just got the licence, the diploma and the uniform to
be a full member the national rescue diving squad. He would like
a portrait for his parents and family, and for the official website of
the organisation.

He never was in a photographer's studio and he was quite shy. I
managed this portrait of a newly uniformed gentleman…

 

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Good connection with the viewer and a strong male portrait, I do feel though as so often happens the hands look a little awkward, i would prefer a crop at the top of the gold braid on the wrist.



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Good connection with the viewer and a strong male portrait, I do feel though as so often happens the hands look a little awkward, i would prefer a crop at the top of the gold braid on the wrist.

 

Thanks Mike!

 

I see what you mean, man, but this was an "official" photograph 
and even before he went to change, he handed me a document

with prescriptions from the organisation so they would all look pre-

ty much the same. The only freedom I had is some play room when

it came to lighting the portrait.   :P



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Given the choice, I would have chosen to leave the hands in. For me they balance the portrait. That said, there does seem to be confusion caused by the contrast between the hands and the background giving the illusion that his hands are held in space rather than resting on something solid. Overall,for me, it's an impressive piece of work. ;)



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 there does seem to be confusion caused by the contrast between the hands and the background giving the illusion that his hands are held in space rather than resting on something solid. Overall,for me, it's an impressive piece of work. ;)

 

 

Thanks Aeros!

 

He was so shy he didn't know what to do with his hands!
Maybe I went too far with the falloff!   :rolleyes: