David Attenborough portrait
"I wanted to create a portrait of Sir David as a man of experience and knowledge, perhaps reflecting on the changes in the natural world during his broadcasting career." – Sam Faulker bit.ly Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Photography Week. Download Photography Week and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Sam shot the portrait in Attenborough's conservatory using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II with an 85mm f/1.4 lens and settings of 1/200 sec at f/13. The background was black velvet. bit.ly Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Photography Week. Download Photography Week and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
"The camera was mounted on a heavy Gitzo tripod, which I've had for years. If you're trying to create very controlled, reflective portraits, sometimes a tripod is essential." – Sam Faulkner bit.ly Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Photography Week. Download Photography Week and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Sam loves shooting in monochrome. "I used to use Photoshop tweaks to get the look I wanted," he says, "but now I use the Silver EFEX Pro plug-in, which makes it all easier." – Sam Faulkner bit.ly Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Photography Week. Download Photography Week and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Sam used a Bowens head with a beauty dish, and a reflector to the right of the camera. "I had the flash cranked up to overpower the ambient light," he says. bit.ly Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Photography Week. Download Photography Week and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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