Comments: Peter Mansbridge lighting setup

VERY useful.
but all technique is nothing without "the eye" and "the brain" of a real "obsessed" photographer.
go on, Sam, go on...

Posted by samfan at April 23, 2013 02:53 AM

how did Mr.Mansbridge judge your work?
i think that's what counts.
(my adoration is warranted ;-))

Posted by liliom at April 23, 2013 03:00 AM

OF COURSE you was nervous!
you MUST be nervous to give your Best.
minimize the routine!

Posted by barbara at April 23, 2013 03:06 AM

hi Sam,
yesterdays post seems to be the cream of the crop.

Posted by adele at April 23, 2013 03:10 AM

may this be the first (?) link in a long chain of excellent portraits of celebrated public characters... youssouf karsh and carl van vechten "rolled into one" ;-)

Posted by john d. at April 23, 2013 03:30 AM

this picture will not harm your career ;-)

Posted by jadore at April 23, 2013 03:56 AM

That's just a little bit more involved than me! For me, it is pretty much available light.

Posted by Peter at April 23, 2013 09:52 AM

He is a very important figure in Canada...!
No he isn't, he just talks on TV.

Posted by Amir at April 23, 2013 10:25 AM

but you will notice by looking at his lapel, he has won the Order of Canada

Posted by justin at April 23, 2013 09:30 PM

technical details are all hollow words for a good picture!
btw. i ALLWAYS check them

Posted by a fan in the crowd at April 24, 2013 05:38 AM

time of this kind of "heavy weight"-persons you don't (and can not!) buy or pay.
time is granted.
you're benefitted to get it.
and not anysome will get it!
any question, folks?

Posted by b at April 24, 2013 06:10 AM

P.M. never should be portrayed without showing one of these attractive handsome hands.
And you did it in a wonderful casual way, Sam.
(this is no sexist comment, but a plain compliment for both, the model and the photographer! :-))
Portraying is one of the most challenging and exciting parts in photography. And this photo is a rather good example of the category.
I came back several times to look and think before i formed this opinion.
good pictures suck!

Posted by nighthawk at April 25, 2013 01:12 AM

I had the opportunity to assist on a shoot for Peter Mansbridge a few years ago. Two set ups, both only about 15 mins each! Fast paced work, he was great to work with, and made fun of George Strombo by doing "George Poses" (none of which made it to the final cut) I love how you lit this portrait, and was surprised to see you used small camera flashes, no assistant and no profotos! Budget, and easier to work with on your own, and the end result is just as impressive.

I look forward to seeing more of your portrait work.

Posted by Jaime at April 28, 2013 03:46 AM
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