Giampaolo

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    Here I am again, I really really need to upload some of the pics I took recently instead of being so lazy.
    This is a shot from a band shoot before Christmas, he is the singer of About Wayne, a very good international sounding rock band from Rome.
    You can check them out here : www.facebook.com/AboutWayne

    That day was incredibly cold, my camera battery was drained in half an hour!
    It was so cold and windy that it almost messed up the shoot.

    I am now cameraless, I sold my beloved Leica M8 about a week ago, I am waiting for a dear friend to sell me his M9!!!

    Strobist: Simple 1 light setup as usual, strobe shooting through 60x60cm Lastolite softy camera high right just outside the frame.

    Editing:
    - B&W conversion in Silver Efex Pro using green filter.
    - Added big structure to face features with the help of layer masks.
    - Locally enchanted contrast with dodge + burn tool.
    - Darkening tone curve for middletones and highlights.
    - Pulled down black to help the "washed out" look.
    - Back to color with luminosity layer onto original.
    - Color grading using curves and layer masks (cold shadows, warm highlights formula).
    - Ice circular gradient to left and peach circular gradient to right in "add" mode.

    Diego Graziani, and 171 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Life.Is.Cinema. 38 months ago | reply

      the editing is just awesome!
      the slight green tone especially

    2. Scarlet_Fairy 38 months ago | reply

      li adoro! invidia :)
      ovviamente sempre bravo!

    3. Ninja Hamster 38 months ago | reply

      This really doesn't look like a B/W to me.

    4. LetsRaiseyourvoice 38 months ago | reply

      Si può mettere due volte tra i preferiti? E' qualcosa di meraviglioso.

    5. .ramosa 38 months ago | reply

      Lovely rendering, tone

    6. jpjd 38 months ago | reply

      Great colors!!!

    7. _Honus_ 38 months ago | reply

      Interesting post-processing to all of your images. Thanks for sharing your technique.

    8. Mi Marce 38 months ago | reply

      Tout a déjà été dit,non? :-)

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    9. Gavin Mills Photography 38 months ago | reply

      Wonderful portrait and I like the way the this is lit

    10. il COE 38 months ago | reply

      Very good light here, mate! I love the unreal mood! ;)

    11. Enrica Brescia Photography 38 months ago | reply

      è di una bellezza incredibile questa foto , rispecchia il genere di ritratti che vorrei tanto essere in grado di fare

    12. [ An Evil Monkey lives in my Closet ] [deleted] 38 months ago | reply

      bellissimo ritratto. complimenti!

    13. 8zil 38 months ago | reply

      the cool thing about it is that if it wasnt for the detailed description of the post processing, I would not have thought it was there, and that is a job well done.

    14. Felix Schmidt Photography 36 months ago | reply

      Really nice lighting and bokeh!

    15. Roberto Urios 31 months ago | reply

      excellent !!!!!

    16. Manuel Luce 10 months ago | reply

      Love the focus on the eyes and the blurry faded background. Great shot !

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