Prompted Bliss

By: Gustav Hoiland

Oct 24 2011

Category: portrait, studio

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Focal Length:40mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 7D


The harsh light continues to shine forth onto this great smile. The color’s really the same as yesterday’s, though when viewed on my work computer it took on a completely different look. This is a cause of much concern, but alas, such is the nature of variations in output devices. The man pictured had on his desk two sets of headphones as well as a pair of speakers – each will make his music sound different, if only subtly.

I’m looking forward to shooting more people in this style, this mix of hard light against a gradientish background. It looks like it’d be at home in Wired magazine. For me, it works.

Tomorrow I’m covering a lecture at Northeastern, one of many that I will be documenting in the coming weeks. While it offers chances for creative interpretation and growth, unfortunately it’s just not as dynamic as a shoot like this one here. There’s not much visual spontaneity in a panel discussion. But alas, it offers solid education in the field.

No vuvuzela, didn’t make it that far.

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