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Urban Poet I

Lighting: Elinchrom Ranger RX system. One strobe in a medium sized octaxbox to the left of the subject.

 

Part of a series we call the Urban Poet.

 

Lazy Swiss Sunday Urban Poet Portraits

 

For this shot Matt used the Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 lens, which gives a nice compressed image and control over depth of field to isolate the subject from the background elements of the shooting environment. You can see in the portrait how the light is basically hitting about 1 meter in front of the subject, and then lighting the whole person. For this image, Matt designed a very cool portrait by separating the subject from the background using his choice of lens, and by keeping a shadow on the foreground, he minimizes the tendency of the viewer's eye to be drawn away from the subject.

 

Lighting and photography by Matthew Anderson Photo

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Taken on September 14, 2008