Totally Engrossed

© John A. Lind

Totally Engrossed

Uploaded: September 27, 2001


Mamiya M645j; 80mm f/2.8 Sekor; Portra 160NC; Sunpak 383 aimed upward for ceiling bounce; taken from 2-1/2 feet above floor angled upward to place room corner behind subject and ceiling corner behind head; framed face between music and guitar neck.


Sanford Dickerson January 11, 2001

Nice photo. However, it would have ben more dramatic if you had used a small kicker light or fill card in front of subject to throw light into eye area, thus eliminating "racoon" effect. #52

John A. Lind January 24, 2001

Yes, absolutely dead on, it's the only flaw from what I envisioned for it. Realized that it's lacking catchlights as soon as I saw the proof. Don't have a kicker light . . . but _could_ have used the reverse side of my "gray card" which is pure white which could have reduced the shadow and gotten catchlights! Hindsight is 20/20 but it shouldn't happen again. Thanks.
-- John #68

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