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Nick - Mixed lighting

December 7, 2014

Nick is an extraordinary actor, singer, and dancer of Broadway's Kinky Boots.

85mm · f/3.5 · 1/160s · ISO 400
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16 Comments

great light and expression

The eyes look amazing!! looks like I'm staring into his sole.. Great depth of field..

Ted Ely's picture

Thank you Robert. Didn't do much to the eyes at all, he wears these really cool contacts.

Wicked, thanks for sharing.

John Sheehan's picture

I'm drawn right into the eyes. Wonderful.

Ted Ely's picture

Hey John, thank you!

Joakim Drake's picture

The lighting! Well done!

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Thanks Joakim, appreciate it!

This photo made me go set up my lights. This is an awesome shot. Light, expression, color. Well done!

Ted Ely's picture

Awesome Michael, glad it could inspire you a little! Keep rocking it out man.

Christopher Lane's picture

Really nice Ted, as others have said, really nicely lit and a great expression captured. What light setup was used?

Ted Ely's picture

Thanks Christopher! It was a custom set up using canon speedlites and one strobe. On my left was a speedlite bounced into a v-flat that was then bounce off of a white wall to the subject. On my right was a wescott rapid box housing another speedlight with a piece of paper towel folded up and taped over the flash for extra diffusion. The speedlites make up the key and then I had an old Flashpoint strobe with a softbox attached (and flagged) behind him for some back light to separate Nick from the background. Hope that's helpful. Cheers!

Anonymous's picture

Nice lighting

Ted Ely's picture

Appreciate it Craig, thank you!

Anonymous's picture

Often see portraits for people of color, have harsh points of light where their features are blown out. You seemed to have mastered the art of lighting dark complexions.