Bram van Dal's picture

Model: Nico VanEs

Model: Nico VanEs
Photographer: Bram van Dal

Camera settings:
Shutterspeed: 1/180
Aperture: F / 1.4
Iso: 1000
Camera: Canon 5DmkII
Lens: 85mm

Location: Art hotel in Eindhoven.

This photo comes from 3 sides of daylight through windows into the building, rear right and left back ensures that Nico is provided with profielicht so that he is free from the background, left for daylight through another window inside which ensures that his face well is highlighted.

It is a simple pose and a simple setting where the vase with the flower is a beautiful detail in the photo.
I have given this photo a more cinematic atmosphere by playing with the color balance.

Canon 5D Mark II
85mm · f/1.4 · 1/180s · ISO 1000
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darin gabbert's picture

This shot is spot on.

Bjarne Solvik's picture

Great shot!

Doug Birling's picture

beautiful, just enough light and dark, just enough contrast, and the colors play off each other very well!

D R's picture

Yeah man! Beautiful image!

Kai Fredriksen's picture

Magnificent shot, really well composed. There is one tiny tiny tiny thing that bothers me. The catch light in one eye is so strong compared to the other. I would have reduced it, so both are on the same level (vs increasing the other).

But damned, it is a shot I wish I had taken

ICB Media's picture

I absolutely love this photograph! I've seen it several times today while browsing and have had to click on it every time. The DOF is perfect. The color grading just draws you right in. It's noticeably on the cool side but the picture is still somehow cozy and comfortable. Great work!