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Here's a shot of a friend who was just recently promoted to Warrant Officer.

Taken with a single studio light with snoot on black bg. I wanted to capture an aura of awe and authority and thus used such a harsh single light source.

On hindsight, I should've slightly lighted the contours of the hat.

Comments & criticisms welcome!

 

Trigger Happy

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works for me :thumbsup: but agree with you too that the contours of the hat should be lighted/ highlighted. the hat is key to imposing an authoritative figure. only nagging detail is his dress shirt - perhaps that could have been straightened? looks kinda sloppy... sorry...
 

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Is that supposed how that uniform is supposed to be worn? looks very snap fit to me and lacks any indication of authority. Might be a bit offensive but my first thoughts was "army cosplay?" until I read your write up.
 

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Insufficient contrast. Background should not be in black as it merge into the hat and suit.
 

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Thanks for all the feedback :thumbsup:

He's wearing the Air Force's No. 2 attire...I think it's on loan and not tailored and thus, not very fitting....but this is not an excuse for not straightening his shirt. :embrass:

This is an experimental shot...I have all the other standard well-lit shots showing everything as well but wanted to post this for feedback. I intentionally wanted the uniform to disappear into the background, leaving only his rank and decoration medals.
 

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I have no issue with the lighting. However, I find the composition a bit lop sided. I can understand the need to show the ampulet, but his right side could use a little space.
 

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unable to see the effect of snoot lighting on b/g. otherwise, it could be much better.
 

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reachme2003 said:
unable to see the effect of snoot lighting on b/g. otherwise, it could be much better.
Sorry...I meant single snoot on the subject, who's standing in front of a black bg. Not the snoot on the bg. :embrass:
 

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tOGGY said:
Insufficient contrast. Background should not be in black as it merge into the hat and suit.
Perhaps a rim lighting would help to outline the shoulder and hat.
 

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