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    Manil Suri, author of "The Death of Vishnu," photographed for The Little Patuxent Review, a literary magazine.

    Muliadi Soenaryo., qui suis-je(1) ? .., and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Natasha Reed Photography 67 months ago | reply

      this is by far the best of the photos. lovely, great lighting, and perfectly sincere expression.

    2. restoration_rake 67 months ago | reply

      My vote for the best of the group, as well.

    3. rockhoppermedia 67 months ago | reply

      Yep I have to agree with the above comments. How did you do this?

      My boss has a portrait sitting and this soft lighting would complement him.

      Thanks for sharing

      Rich

    4. danette5 67 months ago | reply

      Umm....Errr... I would sure love to see some strobist info on this. Cool effect. One that I would like to try.

    5. strobist 67 months ago | reply

      I will be doing an OA on this whole assignment.

    6. Debbi in California 67 months ago | reply

      I definitely see a rectangle of light on his face, so it must also be gobo'ed in some way. Did I miss that in your post? A 5 inch snoot maybe on the on-camera fill flash?

    7. strobist 67 months ago | reply

      Debbie-

      I. Will. Be. Doing. An. OA. On. This. Whole. Assignment.

      :)

      -D

    8. Debbi in California 67 months ago | reply

      LOL
      I know, I just can't wait
      deb

    9. strobist 67 months ago | reply

      Must say, I always appreciate your enthusiasm. It's infectious.

      -D

    10. strobist 67 months ago | reply

      SBAU-

      Um, this is my personal Flickr stream, not the Strobist pool.

    11. Nemez 67 months ago | reply

      ahah you guys are funny. Nice one, and wow.... No shiny skins on any ppl in your portraits.

    12. davidvwalters 64 months ago | reply

      Stunning light! Love the simplicity.

      Question.......Just bought the Softbox III.
      Bit confused with the technicalities..
      Use a Canon 450D and a Speedlite 430X.
      Do I use ETTL? How do I compensate for light loss of 2 stops? Metering? etc...

    13. qui suis-je(1) ? .. 62 months ago | reply

      like a painting !!!

    14. John Adkins II 46 months ago | reply

      Ok, I have to agree with everyone above. I love this shot the best out of the group and I didn't see it covered in the OA post you did of him. Maybe this would be a portrait you could cover on the blog for a "best of" series ...or something? :)

    15. Justin.photo 35 months ago | reply

      Dan Winters' tricks... :)

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