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#23: Relaxed mature man in black jacket
This one is a precursor of my current work on gray backgrounds. I don’t know why, but it seems to me that a gray background reveals more character than a white one. I think it looks classier as well. I started shooting on gray at about that time and I wanted to see if it would hinder sales. In fact it, didn’t. And so I shoot a lot more with gray these days. Given the small space I work in, the lighting is better as well, with less bounce. Works wonder with darker skin tones as well (but more on that later).
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