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Fine Art Portrait Jonny

In this image I wanted an "Old Masters" vibe with a modern day subject. My work is inspired by Renaissance old master paintings so often my lighting and editing style will reflect that look.

Nikon D750, 85mm, f/3.5, 1/200, ISO100. Two lights: one 60" octa overhead, and 7' diffused umbrella camera left. Edited in RAW, PS, Exposure X6 and ICP (Infinite Color Panel) and one of my textures added in post.

Model: Jonny (@jonnycreative)

Textures: https://www.barbaramacferrinphotography.com/texture-pack-1

My YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/BarbaraMacFerrinPhotography

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Nikon D750
85mm · f/3.5 · 1/200 · ISO 100
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I do not understand this circle behind him. Maybe it's all good, but seems a bit weird (the rest is perfect). That's why only 4 :).

It's a reference to religious imagery of paintings from the old masters.

That's what I thought (aureole). But I also thought it's rather reference to painters like Rembrandt or Rubens which I associate more with portraits of mighty people rather than saints. I tried to imagine it with out aureole and I like it better ;)

Great execution for a classic painting inspired style

Thank you!

OMG your work has such a painterly look, in a great way BTW! Love it and yes I think you nailed the old masters look.