Faith’s a singer
Canon EOS 6D with EF 24- 105mm f/ 4L IS USM lens. Exposure: 1/ 160sec at f/ 13 ( ISO 100).
What we think: You can't beat a classic black & white studio portrait, and Gerald's captured a corker here. He's used what looks like a single- light set- up off to the right of camera to add definition and shape. The shadows are relatively well defined, boosting contrast – matched with the model's prop of a microphone, the light mimics how a stage light would look in our eyes. The pose is good, and the lack of eye contact makes it appear as if it's a candid moment. Finally, the subtle glow on the background adds good separation. Nicely handled, Gerald. Why it works 1) Subtle background glow adds depth 2) Black & white conversion suits scene 3) Defined, low- key lighting