Trevor Farrell.

One of the first shots I took yesterday at the Pullenvale Portrait shoot.

Overhead diffuser, gold reflector camera left.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 29th March 2009, This photo: 10:26am

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  • mitchell burns said:
    what a shot... i like this alot :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mitch, can't go wrong with a man-with-a-beard ;-)
  • Garry' said:
    Very nicely done David, very pro
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Garry - this is of course why people pay me to do this :)
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Great portrait, fantastic, looks like a real outback character David.
  • Xenedis said:
    Very nicely done. It's got a lot of character.
    The only problem with it is... that I didn't take it.
  • Xenedis said:
    Oh, and I've just realised: He's an older version of you. :-)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Very nice mate, great light, and the detail on the hat is very good.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Now Now Jono this guy has more grey.
  • metalsnowski said:
    fantastic shot
  • SkattyKat said:
    Love this David - I think you have really potrayed character
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Great shot Dave. Gold reflector works very well.
  • David de Groot said:
    He did well on the pose, that's for sure.
    :-P~~~ Older version of me indeed!
    This might have been while you were on reflector duty. I'm fairly sure Mel was holding the diffuser.
    Yeah indeed!
    Thanks :)
    Helps when the model clearly has a lot of character to begin with.
    Yep, worked well with the browns of the hat and coat.
  • baar_01 said:
    Turned out well mate. I haven't processed my shots of him yet.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Matt. Gawds I missed saying Hi to a heap of flickr people there - didn't even notice you I'm afraid.
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    stunner. the shades of brown and a very light green background really blended well.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rodel :) Yeah, very rustic colours here.
  • baar_01 said:
    No worries, I think I spotted you. You looked rather into your shooting so I left you be. I am sure we will meet another time :)
  • strop_au said:
    This is a great portrait image David: elegant exposure, excellent composition. Well Done.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Yeah, so the light was from me! yay, it is a simple yet classic shot, I got some OK shots of him last time, not so lucky this time ;)
  • David de Groot said:
    I actually didn't shoot a great deal, but I do tend to be very single minded when shooting - peripherals don't garner a lot of attention I'm afraid (just as well there are no velociraptors left, or I'd easily get eaten by the pair on the sidelines) ;-)
    Thanks David :)
    Expertly aimed too :)
  • bradchiplin said:
    Nicely done. Love the old aussie bushie look.
  • Thea M said:
    Great portrait, full of character. The reflector aimer did a good job too.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Hmm very cool and nice crop. You are right about the 5D, the images feel almost a little 3D.
  • Gareth Gorman said:
    Excellent shot Dave. Sharp and great lighting : ) New camera??
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis a good honest look, for sure.
    Thanks Thea :) Yeah, Kane did good ;-)
    Yep yep yep. Combination of so much resolution, better DoF control and sharp lenses.
    Thanks Gareth, yep, new body (5DMkII) had it for about a month now - really lovely camera.
  • cobri30165 said:
    the shot is great as well as the subject
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Great portrait! Has such an aura of Australian-ness about it :) Well done!
  • Adam Bolt Photography said:
    Great shot Dave.
    How does this one look in B&W? It has some great tones in it.
    Cheers Adam
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Beard, hat and coat, it's just the thing ;-)
    Thanks Adam, turned out to be quite a good duotone as well:
  • Ian Mc1 said:
    Excellent image Dave.
    Looks like the 5D just perfect for the job.
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    well done
    i like the rustic feel
    good lighting
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed Ian :) Thanks!
    Thanks Jennifer.
  • {Rory} said:
    Wow, terrific portrait.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Rory :)
  • Jack High said:
    I like the country look and the suggestion he is deep in thought.
    Of course the only thing better than a man with a beard, is one with a grey beard ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm avoiding the grey in mine at the moment - few more years left in the colour yet :P
  • Jack High said:
    Lucky you.
    and that was two years ago, to the day.
  • David de Groot said:
    I remember that shot. There are a few stray greys showing up, but only a few.
  • CAUT said:
    Great portrait David... the exposure is perfect.
    I have some questions:
    1. Did you take it outdoor? or in a study?
    2. What lens did you use?
    3. Which gold reflector (low price & good quality) would you recommend? and where can I find it?
    Thanks a lot. Cheers!
  • David de Groot said:
    And here be the answers:
    1. Yes, outdoors.
    2. Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    3. Just a cheap eBay gold reflector, cost about $30 (5-in-1 reflector). Also used a round diffuser (the centre of said reflector.
  • CAUT said:
    Thank you very much David!
  • game49 said:
    Great portrait, and a very beautiful beard (from a big expert!!!!)
    Compliments for you stream!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    My own beard isn't that large, but Trevor's is definitely impressive.
  • SteveGreaves said:
    This photo has so much character - Nice shot
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Can't go wrong with a bearded man in a hat ;-)