You’d better be good if you want to beat this goalie; he’s one of the best in his category!

This is my 13 year-old nephew, my sister Carole’s handsome boy. Antoine has agreed to model for me in a photo shoot in order to test a lens for its portrait capabilities.

He wanted something that looked manly, a bit dark with a sports theme.

Focal length 90mm
Aperture f/6,3
Shutter 1/80 sec.

Nikon D60
Tamron SP AF90mm F/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 Model 272E

Manual mode, on a dark velvety background. Internal flash fired with Gary Fong’s Puffer diffuser EV -0,7. Lit with twin head halogen work lights (500w each) behind a large homemade diffuser , plus a silver reflector.

Shot in RAW, then processed in Lightroom and Photoshop CS4.

Featured in the group Children – The Power of Raw Emotion on December 30, 2009

Featured in the group Model Beginnings on December 30, 2009

Featured in OLDER KIDS aged 8-16 on February 12, 2010


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  • micheleirene
    micheleireneover 4 years ago

    Excellent portrait and manly indeed Johanne! Great composition, lighting and sharp focus on the eye! Wonderful work :)

  • Thank you Shelly! I hope that you are feeling better now?

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    Wow, Johanne this is magnificent, professional quality portrait! Handsome young man as well…:-)

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 4 years ago

    And I forgot to mention the quality of focus on the eye is incredible!

  • Thank you… and thank you Joanne! LOL! My sister’s kids, Jade and Antoine, both have incredible eyes. A great bonus for any photographer!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Carole Brunet
    Carole Brunetover 4 years ago

    I’m with Shelly and Joanne, It’s an excellent portrait and the composition is great and his eyes are so beautiful…. wow! An awesome photoshoot!

  • Thank you Sis! Your son is such a cutie with striking features… and a manly nose! I can’t wait to see what he will look like when the bone structure will get more defined and he loses the cheeks. :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Nathalie Chaput
    Nathalie Chaputover 4 years ago

    Beautiful Shot Johanne!

  • Thank you so much, Nathalie! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • George Parapadakis (monocotylidono)
    George Parapad...over 4 years ago

    “something manly and a bit dark” – just the kind of thing a 13-year old would ask! I think you’ve captured it brilliantly. Beautifully sharp and I can see from the intensity of that “look” why he’s a good goalie :-) Excellent portrait Johanne (and a handsome boy, Carole!)

  • Thank you George! He is really good in the goals. He has been recently invited to the national development camp for the young players.

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 4 years ago


  • Thank you Jean!

    – Johanne Brunet

  • cerphotography
    cerphotographyover 4 years ago

    this is an absolutely stunning portrait. every detail is perfect.

  • Thank you very much! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Squealia
    Squealiaover 4 years ago

    Again excellent Johanne.

  • Thank you Celia! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

  • Kieron Nolan
    Kieron Nolanover 4 years ago

  • Thank you so much for the feature, my nephew will be thrilled, that’s for sure! I know I am! :-)

    – Johanne Brunet

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