The Leather Craftsman by Scott Stebner
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The Leather Craftsman

June 6, 2016

The scene was pretty unique here. It's inside an old 1800's limestone farm house in the Flint Hills of Kansas. The light was horrendous outside so I put him in the shade where the light would wrap around a little bit from the windows. Originally I placed my light on the left so I could short light him (my preferred style), but I just couldn't get rid of the glare on the glasses. Yes, I could photoshop it later, but I didn't want to resort to that. So, I broad lighted him from the right with the Paul C Buff 47" Octabox feathered away from him. A white reflector was camera left, right off the frame, to fill in the shadows a bit.

Workflow Steps
1. Raw Edit in Capture One with a slight color grade
2. General photoshop work for some contrast / tonal range
3. NIK Software Detail Extractor at 4%
4. High Pass Filter sharpening
5. Alien Skin 7 "669 Yellowed" preset with adjustments made for this image

Camera: Mamiya 645 DF+, Credo 40 back
Lens: Schneider 80mm
Light: Alien Bee 800

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4 Comments

Ben Scott's picture

Love this one Scott!

Bill Larkin's picture

looks great Scott