One more shot of this young man’s senior portrait session. It’s another example of how I tried to take a brown season and turn it to my advantage. Rather than go for strait-up black and white or sepia, I adjusted contrast and exposure. The result is a very striking background and foreground. The colors around the subject are very muted without needing to resort to the trick of using layer masks to bring out the color on the subject while keeping the rest black and white. That particular technique is overused, I think (thought I have done it myself) and I think this offers a far more dramatic result because it doesn’t look black and white while still giving much the same effect. The deeper shadows give it more emotion and even more impact, I think.