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Ponderous by PeterBusser

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Another SP. Made this in a series of trial shots. Was preparing for a ‘real’ model shoot I had last weekend. Wanted to test a few lighting setups before acting like begin a real studio photographer ;-). During that shoot, the model and I changed roles many times. My ‘experience’ in doing SP helped to pretend being a model too =).

Still learning. So… any suggestions from your side? What’s good and what can be improved? (and how?)

Setup: used a single studio flash with a softbox position to the right (camera view) and as high as possible. And a black card to block part of the light.


  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago

    ponderous dude, ponderous…..

  • Ah, forgot about the title… now I’ve found one. Thanks VV ;-)

    – PeterBusser

  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 4 years ago

    hahaha. it is a nice pic though, particularly with the darker tones. prefer it to the crazy light one! ;)

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 4 years ago

    Sound Rope my good man and a nicely lit shot. I have never been able to shoot people well so don’t even bother trying although I have many requests from friends to do it :o) I like the B/W.

  • Why not give it a try? I’ve spent years not photographing people and avoiding them in my framing as well. It’s with the studio flash heads that this came within reach. And I love it! Well, I’ll be on the lookout for portraits. Or more of those brilliant wall abstracts!

    – PeterBusser

  • D.M. Mucha
    D.M. Muchaover 4 years ago

    Very nice work

  • Thank you so much!

    – PeterBusser

  • mscott207
    mscott207over 4 years ago

    great looking protrait….the tones and the b&w work really well. the only thing that came to mind was…would the shot benefit from a subtle bit of lighting on the background? not sure….lord knows i have almost zero studio experience!

  • Interesting idea! WIth a spot on the background the subject will be separated from the background. Guess it will result in a more three dimensional capture. Will try it on my next SP shoot.

    – PeterBusser

  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertover 4 years ago

    I really like this one Peter, very handsome, and you have such a fantastic smile going on here!! great work!!

  • Thank you Kim!

    – PeterBusser

  • Alixzandra
    Alixzandraover 4 years ago

    I like this portrait very much Peter, I like the subtle lighting and your comfortable and amiable pose along with the negative space in the top right of shot. It’s well proportioned & composed that from an abstract photographer :)

  • Thank you my friend… Even an abstract photographer like me can create recognizable captures as being part of the real world :-).

    – PeterBusser

  • hardhhhat
    hardhhhatover 4 years ago

    Ummm maybe walls and rusty – no portraits though. Other people do them so well I wouldn’t even want to try. I don’t have the equipment and no money to spend on it at the moment either. Might lose the camera soon but I don’t want to think about that.

  • Lose the camera? Certainly hope you won’t! What about all those photographic opportunities? You’ve got so many beautiful pieces on RB and on your website. Hope you will be able to keep doing what you like to do…

    – PeterBusser

  • Yannik Hay
    Yannik Hayover 4 years ago

    You certainly did a great portrait, nice pose and light. But a suggestion, maybe a tad more light on your right side face. Or it is my laptop screen that makes it look darker. This is not my usual screen. All the best!

  • Might be the screen. It looks different on my desktop compared to how it looks on my laptop. Difficult to tune the amount of light for all monitors at once. But I will experimen with different amounts of lighting and processing.

    – PeterBusser

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

    Great pose, tones and lighting Peter!

  • Thank you, Ray! Much appreciated…

    – PeterBusser

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