Obsession - plate 2

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This is the same picture as the one previous, (hence the repeat of the description below), but based on the feedback here I made some alterations, including removing the rose picture on the wall that was touching Lance's head. Though they like the inclusion of the rose because of the meaning to them, I think it makes a better portrait without it. I have changed my tags to make this the submission to the challenge. Thanks all for your constructive critique!

Photo description:
I was able to slip in another quick shoot for the "environment" portrait theme this week. My buddy Lance owns an excellent motorcycle (and all powertoys) shop in American Fork, Utah. I thought it would be a great shot of hiim with some bikes in the background because this really is his passion. The shop is called Obsession Motoworx for a reason.

Lance is another of my patient and willing friends that answer my call to help out with my portrait challenge needs this month.

Strobist info: 2 580EXii's on stands with Alzo softboxes fired with Pocket Wizards.

Day 27 (week 4 day 6) of the September Portrait Challenge. See the others in my set for this challenge and submitted in the challenge group.

Bryan Villarin and trevorscottcarpenter added this photo to their favorites.

  1. mstrwhew ages ago | reply

    this is very well done Jeremy! you seem to have Portraits nailed down...maybe you could teach me a thing or two? :)

  2. ♥ Hazed ♥ ages ago | reply

    This looks much better!! well done!

  3. skyeimages ages ago | reply

    I felt bad about my comment after reading the significance of the rose, but I have to agree with Hazed, this is much better. Now, the eye is drawn to the subject, not distracted from it. I like how the line of bikes leads you to that black door. Nicely done!

  4. thomas lieser (thomas-lieser.smugmug.com) ages ago | reply

    true -- it does look a lot better

  5. * mandi-7 * ages ago | reply

    well done . nice portrait too.

  6. _Anaya_ ages ago | reply

    fantastic work - what a gorgeous shop he's got!
    Great stuff, Jeremy!!

    Seen on your photo stream. (?)

  7. mamalobaloca ages ago | reply

    Cool shop...and a fantastic portrait!

  8. sam_samantha ages ago | reply

    jeremy awesome job with the processing and the lighthing is awesome...love the colors.

  9. Jeremy.Gordon ages ago | reply

    nicely done, excellent lighting,
    (I know how hard that can be)

  10. Eric Hamilton ages ago | reply

    Great edit.

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