Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Project 52 ... 46

Say hello to Paul, a neighbour, father, husband and all around good laddie!

D200, Tamron 17 - 50 f2.8, SB 800 shoot thro' camera left,
Vivitar 285 gridspot, camera right.

Apart from the fact that both of our daughters go to Brownies, (when you become a parent that's where all your new friends come from - school, Brownies, are no longer an individual; now you become part of the greater collective known as 'parents') But Paul and I share something else; a fine appreciation of Jack Vettriano paintings. Paul is lucky enough to have a few, and here he is pictured in front of two of them. And I should say he is a Scot too...

For this shot I wanted to portray a hard edged Vettriano type picture as a photograph; film noir and gritty. This is the kind of photograph I like, and the low angle I shot at gives a very hard edge effect to the picture, I like the shadow falling on the wall over the two pictures, it makes you think about them...

Thank you Paul for being such a good sport, oh, and, er,...are you doing the Brownies collection this week...?

See the set up shot here...

The camera was set to manual at 1/200 and then I selected an f-stop of about f5.6 this took the ambient down to practically nothing. I then added back the ambient from the SB800 in the umbrella and then added the gridded Vivitar 285, (just visible outside the doors) which was like a spotlight and looks like daylight coming through the window. A slight variation on the linear way I usually light, but effective.


  1. Really nice job on the lighting and again, really liking the composition here Noel.

    Keep it comin'

  2. Excellent - but where are the shoes???

  3. Hey, anonymous, no shoes in this one, but keep looking back there are more to come...