Howard Schatz’s Boxer

This picture, which shows a dramatic atmosphere, by using a good lighting and a good postproduction. The photographer is Howard Schatz and has won a prize.

Camera: Hasselblad H2 with Leaf Aptus 75 digital back and 80mm lens, set on tripod six feet back. Shot at 1/125, f11, ISO 50.

Lighting: The key light is a medium striplight at f22 boomed slightly in front of, and above, the boxer, angled down.This gives the highlights on the head and on the arms. Another medium striplight at f22 is positioned low and directly in front of him, angled up. This gives the glow on his lower forearms, shorts, face and gloves. Two small strip lights at f22  are set low and behind the boxer,  left and right of him, angled up. (You can put two extra small lights to give the picture more dimension)

Postproduction: Blowing out the highlights, adding a blueish cast to the shadows and extra sharpening. But remember, a good picture begins with a good lighting and a good exposure 🙂

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