Drink and Click Portrait: Hector

Hector, Drink and Click Portrait - Austin, Texas

Hector, Drink and Click Portrait – Austin, Texas

Truth be told, I was planning to post this with just the monochrome photograph — I like it better. But upon looking at the color, I thought it worthwhile to present it to you, for your consideration. The color version has some mellow warm tones and Hector looks so nicely dressed, with touches of blue, that shows off his coordinated, sharp dressing. All this is lost with the black and white, of course.

With Hector by the bar, with drink in hand, this almost looks like an ad for whiskey. I have to admit that there was no special lights setup to achieve this. Most everything is lit by bar light. Some light post processing created what I was going for. I lifted some shadows on Hector’s face and clothing (aka dodging). I then darkened the background, slightly (aka burning).

I did similar processing on both the color and black and white versions, but separately. There’s a much steeper tone curve on the black and white, which creates more contrast and shadows. All of these changes were done courtesy of Capture One, which has really given me new-found post processing powers.

Hector, Drink and Click Portrait - Austin, Texas

Please support this blog by clicking on my Amazon Link before buying anything.

7 thoughts on “Drink and Click Portrait: Hector

  1. Hmm…usually I prefer the black and white versions of photos, but for me, I have to say I prefer the colour version here! Feels slightly more dynamic and pops a bit more. Or maybe stands out is a better phrase.

  2. Best of the bunch. The color version is way ahead of the B&W. And you’re right: it’s an ad layout waiting to happen. A damned good one, too.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.