Wrestling with Shadows

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© Muhammad Muhsin
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UploadedJune 9, 2009
TakenJune 9, 2009
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D700
Exposure1/100 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length105 mm
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yesterday, i met a darvaish and asked him to meet me today for a photoshoot. he never showed up.

while still waiting for him at the Fuji Lab, i asked fellow photographer friend Shahjee (treklens:shahs) if i could photograph him in the studio, he agreed happily to that.

thanks to the studio owner Mr Mumtaz, i was able to concentrate on the composition while he held the softbox for me in different positions and angles.

the shooting was very simple, i chose a low shooting angle and dialed in all the right settings for the studio setup, ISO200, 1/250s, f/13 etc :)

i concieved it as a strong, moody monochrome portrait right from the start and shot in monochrome mode for that matter.

we printed it quickly and shahjee ended up liking it a lot.

i cropped it slightly and am presenting it here for your review :)

thanks :) let's see what you think :)

muhammad muhsin

7 responses

  • Jahanzeib Malik

    Jahanzeib Malik gave props (9 Jun 2009):

    Excellent studio shot! loved this one :)

  • Abid Changazi

    Abid Changazi gave props (10 Jun 2009):

    The Low key work here is a wow, perfection . ....

  • Lew Harford

    Lew Harford gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Very good work...I thank you for the description of your process.

  • s w

    s w gave props (19 Jun 2009):

    this is so great! very well composed and the lighting is quite perfect.

  • Tania Losada

    Tania Losada gave props (3 Jul 2009):

    Hola Muhammad, tienes una galería realmente buena, con muy buenas imágenes muy bien realizadas desde cámara y un excelente uso de la luz... Entiendo porque te gusta Clint Eastwood... como director, la iluminación de sus películas es la más bella que he visto! La fotografía en B&W tiene la ventaja de no distraer al ojo del contenido. Es mejor vehículo de expresión... Un saludo y enhorabuena por tu trabajo

  • Teresa Jozef

    Teresa Jozef said (24 Jul 2009):

    great portrait

  • Guy Hoffman

    Guy Hoffman said (25 Feb 2010):

    Astounding portrait. I love the lighting and the angle of the subject with regard to the soft box makes for a nice crisp edge to his face. Excellent work here. I would love to see this cropped to just his face. The detail would be amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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