This is the first of two shots of Maurice, a Blackpool based cabaret singer I photographed yesterday afternoon. My brief was to produce some images that could be used to promote his act, some of which needed to include a recognisable local landmark, so what better landmark to include than Blackpool Tower.
In terms of the post-production: this is a combination of a straight shot and a pseudo-HDR image. I used the HDR version to bring out the detail in his trousers and waistcoat - both of which are a dark brown pinstripe - as despite the use of fill-flash these still appeared too dark in the final shot.
As always, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts.
3.14pm on 16/7/08|
Canon 1Ds Mark II
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
580EX II (off-camera)
C1 Pro and Photomatix Pro