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Nick Dors's picture

Niels

January 27, 2020

NIKON D850
85mm F1.8 @F2.8

Elinchrom Octa left + white foam under.

Retouch: Jurian Kriebel

85mm · f/2.8 · 1/200s · ISO 64
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5 Comments

Gary Smith's picture

I think people try too hard sometimes to get the "perfect" shot. I also think that a highly manipulated photo is not necessarily a good photo. This is an example of a straightforward photograph that is not a perfect shot... but it doesn't have to be perfect, to be great. This photo could sell a watch, a sweater, beard trimmer, or hair product. It could be a portrait of a successful man who is confident of himself. One might be able to criticize this or that in the photo but it would not improve the photo's feel or message. This is a great photo. (when I used Nikon equipment the 85mm f/1.8 was my all time favorite lens)

Nick Dors's picture

This guy gets it ;-)

Seriously, when I saw this image I immediately wanted this man's sweater and watch and wanted my hair to shine like his!

Studio 403's picture

‘This shot is so organic, why I enjoy this shot.

Ken Flanagan's picture

Great shot Nick. I love the tones.