Deep In Study

f/1.8, 1/40, ISO-800, +0.3 Exposure Bias, 50mm

I managed to snag this portrait of a young friend of mine as he was deeply engrossed in a homework assignment. Well, not really – school is out for the summer. He was probably comparing the latest cell phones to see what he should upgrade too. In any case, I really liked the ambient lighting and the look of intensity on his face. After the normal color correction activities in Lightroom, I used Nik Output Sharpener to sharpen up the eye and soften the skin. He had a bit of razor burn that that Lightroom adjustments really accentuated, but Nik took care of that quickly and easily.

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  1. Bella Remy Photography June 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm #

    Absolutely beautifully done ! One of these days I’ll learn how to edit like you do.

    • AJBopp June 12, 2012 at 9:55 am #

      Hah! You should set your sights higher than that :) Seriously, my editing just comes from downloading trial versions of stuff and watching a couple of YouTube videos.

  2. Mirjam June 12, 2012 at 6:54 am #

    Lovely portrait, I like the light.

    • AJBopp June 12, 2012 at 9:54 am #

      Thank you! From a purely technical perspecting (lighting, focus) I think it’s the best portrait I’ve ever done.