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.
- 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.