Giampaolo

Working 10-13 hours a day is a little will bending, I can hardly get time together to process some laundry or make dinner.

I really really feel like going out to shoot and explore but it's always dark by the time I get out of the office.

That is something I really like about summer, the long lasting days :D

 

Another one of Giampaolo, the singer from About Wayne.

I usually don't publish photos that are too similar but I quite liked how these came out.

 

Again, one of the last photos I took with my Leica M8 and my Voigtlander lenses, what a good kit that was.

Let's hope that the uncoming piece of kit will live up to the expectation (and price) :P

 

I went for a different route on this pic, compared to the last one I decided to enhance the warm colors to match the jacket, seems to have worked out fine.

 

Strobist: Single strobe into small softbox camera high right, triggered by cheapo triggers.

 

Editing:

- B&W conversion in Silver Efex Pro using green filter.

- Added structure and brought brightness to bg.

- 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 (general warm up done by pumping up yellow).

- Circular peach gradient to left to add to the light.

  • Neal Capapas 4y

    The yellow jacket and matching sun hues do it for me...great portrait!
  • Mi Marce 4y

  • David Urzúa Warhol 4y

    woooo, sooo amazing!!!!
  • Kimberly Appels 4y

    Beautiful! So beautiful!
  • Paolo Mezzera PRO 4y

    niente male. bel ritratto!
  • mariagiulia | nozzi PRO 4y

    Prima Andrea degli Electric Diorama, ora Giampaolo degli About Wayne? INVIDIA PURA!
    E ti invidio anche per i colori e l'occhio che hai.

    Perdonami la curiosità, ma sono ritratti su commissione o conosci di tuo queste due band?
  • Daniel Zedda 4y

    entrambe le cose, su commissione ma ci sono anche amico :)
  • mariagiulia | nozzi PRO 4y

    Invidia, ribadisco!
    Come mai hai pensionato la M8?

    (Scusate, sfrutto la foto per far conversazione!)
  • Daniel Zedda 4y

    boh cosi, per cambiare, volevo prendere la m9 ma poi...
  • mariagiulia | nozzi PRO 4y

    Ti sei innamorato della Fuji X100? :)
    L'avevo addocchiata anche io, ma i soldi son quelli che sono, e devo aspettare e prendere una decisione oculata (sigh).

    Comunque mi piace anche come ragioni in termini di attrezzatura: non sei fissato su Canon o Nikon per forza, mi piace il tuo pensare fuori dagli schemi.

    Ok basta, troppi complimenti, dopo la gente potrebbe pensare che tu mi abbia pagata :)

    Insomma, che ti seguirò assiduamente, l'avrai capito.
  • Iwona Aleksandrowicz 3y

    extra
  • David Dufourq 3y

    Awesome portrait. Love the tones!
  • Alex Follesa 3y

    Complimenti per il ritratto e per l'interessante spiegazione. Veramente un bel lavoro..
  • Andrew Lance PRO 3y

    Wow!!
  • António Sardinha PRO 3y

    Nice portrait.
  • Fred Delgado 3y

    Awesome. Great colors.
  • acearchie 3y

    Could you explain a little more about your post processing technique? I have been using lightroom but keen now to move onto photoshop. I see you have the Silver Efex plugin which I have at Uni but I don't quite understand why you are converting to B&W and then converting back to colour? Is that what you are doing?
  • Dennis Gonzales 2y

    Great shot! And Im so glad you even share your editing process. For newbies like me that deserves a great Thank you!
  • mihai_draghici2000 2y

    Hi. Can you please tell me the name/mark of the Yellow Jacket? Tank you.
  • Kent DuFault 2y

    Love your portraits! Excellent work! Your subjects seem to really open up a window to their soul.
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