Faith’s a singer

Digital SLR Photography - - Expert Critique - by Ger­ald White

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

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