Fine Art Portrait Jonny by Barbara MacFerrin
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Fine Art Portrait Jonny

February 3, 2021

In this image I wanted an "Old Masters" vibe with a modern day subject. My work is inspired by Renaissance old master paintings so often my lighting and editing style will reflect that look.

Nikon D750, 85mm, f/3.5, 1/200, ISO100. Two lights: one 60" octa overhead, and 7' diffused umbrella camera left. Edited in RAW, PS, Exposure X6 and ICP (Infinite Color Panel) and one of my textures added in post.

Model: Jonny (@jonnycreative)


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85mm · f/3.5 · 1/200 · ISO 100
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Lukasz J's picture

I do not understand this circle behind him. Maybe it's all good, but seems a bit weird (the rest is perfect). That's why only 4 :).

Barbara MacFerrin's picture

It's a reference to religious imagery of paintings from the old masters.

Lukasz J's picture

That's what I thought (aureole). But I also thought it's rather reference to painters like Rembrandt or Rubens which I associate more with portraits of mighty people rather than saints. I tried to imagine it with out aureole and I like it better ;)

Nir Roitman's picture

Great execution for a classic painting inspired style

Barbara MacFerrin's picture

Thank you!