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Posted on Tue 30th May, 2006, 3:09pm

ISO: 400, Shutter speed: 1/40, Aperture: f/2.8,
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Flash: None, Cropping: Square,
Lens: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, Focal length: 35mm,
Captured: 29th May 2006, 8:57pm,

We went out for dinner last night and Martin was sitting next to us. He had a small notepad and kept glancing over to our table as he sketched. He leant over to Bex and said that he was "borrowing her hands" for his drawing. We chatted a little and I asked if I could take a photo of him, to which he replied "you're very welcome."

I showed him this shot and asked if he was happy with it. He said he thought it made him look rather stern but that he was happy. I'd go along with that. he was very friendly and although this shot doesn't show that side of him, I still like it.



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Comments

Bex, Tue 30th May, 2006, 3:15pm
Oh I love this pic - he was such a nice man. So now I'm a hand model ay? Watch out Kate Moss, ha ha.

Jon, Tue 30th May, 2006, 3:35pm
I never seem to just "get chatting" with complete strangers. Must be life in the big city. Nice shot Jamey, works well square too.

Sysagent, Tue 30th May, 2006, 3:48pm
Still in yer "Brown Phase" Jamey? :D Good portrait and great use of square crop, he looks like a grumpy headmaster to me..

Jamey, Tue 30th May, 2006, 3:50pm
Yeah, totally. When you've already got strong colours in a shot (like that sandbag thing with the blues and yellows I put up the other day) then you can work with them but in the absence of anything else, brown works much better than any other hue I've found so far for toning an image.

Jonathan, Tue 30th May, 2006, 5:20pm
Love his expression, nice shot.

Jonathan Fleck, Tue 30th May, 2006, 7:25pm
He's right, does make him look very stern. You should have photoshopped out the sterness in his look and replaced it with a more friendly look. Haven't you got the new 'look' filter from Adobe yet? Sorry, feeling a bit random tonight! Good portrait, and I like the toning - subtle but effective.

Jeff, Wed 31st May, 2006, 1:51am
I like this one man. I'm not so sure that this is a stern expression as it is an "I am very relaxed" expression. Have you tried any curves voodoo to maybe bring out his coat just a bit?

Jamey, Wed 31st May, 2006, 7:30am
That is 'brought out' :) ...I used adjustment layers rather than curves but the principle is the same. The coat was too dark initially so I brightened it.

Seth, Thu 1st Jun, 2006, 3:40pm
Nicely done, Jamey.

Chris, Thu 8th Jun, 2006, 6:57pm
Awesome portrait.

Kris, Thu 15th Jun, 2006, 8:00am
Excellent portrait!


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