by Bo Rosén September. 01, 2019 312 views

Thomas shows up most days at work, helping out with odd jobs. I thought he'd like to give his partner, who suffers from Alzheimer's and no longer lives at home, a framed portrait to keep in her room. I took a series of snaps the other day (I don't have a tripod), and this came out the best, but I'll give it another go next week, possibly trying outside then. The room is tough, with rows of fluorescent lights everywhere, as well as windows in the direction he's facing here.

I barely know even the basics of basics when it comes to post-processing. I've got Darktable though I'm struggling to make heads and tails of it all. Fortunately, Youtube is my friend.

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Bernard J Polster 1 year, 2 months ago

Hey Bo!  Thomas looks like a man that "has been there and done that", and does not "suffer fools, gladly".  I would love to see his eyes looking dead-on to your camera.
And, if I may make a suggestion, try for a less cluttered background.
As for Darktable, I do not use it.  But, as you said, YouTube is the friend to all of us photographers!
Keep shooting!

1 year, 2 months ago Edited
Bo Rosén Replied to Bernard J Polster 1 year, 2 months ago

I work in a used books shop, so a fairly cluttered back anywhere you look. But that was one of the things I didn't like with the shot and part of why I plan to go outside. The facade of the building is a uniform gray-blue. I'll try a few different angles and see what works best.

Thanks again.


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