Detlef Koertge  |  View Profile

Submitted on February 13, 2011

12 Comments | Favored by 139 | Views 11923


Anders Ångström

Beautifully lit. Drama and character but in a subtle way makes the picture interesting without overdoing the effect. Well done!

Posted 10 years ago   

Michael A Didier

This is still one of my all-time favorites Detlef! Thanks for letting me know about this site

Posted 10 years ago   

Robert Huber

This is truly magnificent. Can't stop staring at it.

Posted 10 years ago   

Robert Huber


Posted 10 years ago   

Peter Prazenka

Very good set up, and post process.

Posted 10 years ago   

Detlef Koertge  

Thanks folks, appreciate the feedback.

Posted 10 years ago   

Melissa Barrett-Desimone

love the way its lit his face tells a story

Posted 10 years ago   

Deborah Boyer

Caught my eye...beautiful.

Posted 10 years ago   

Евгений Черненков

very good light. Nice picture :)

Posted 9 years ago   

Harpreet Narula

Pic is really nice, but the light coming on the left side of his face is quite hard and does not look it has come from a strip box or umbrella as both sources will produce soft light...your comments please

Posted 7 years ago   

Nazmul Islam Sujan

Eye catching!

Posted 6 years ago   

Martin Steiner

Lovely light work, amazing picture

Posted 4 years ago   



ISO: 100

Focal Length


Exposure Bias



Lights Used

Bounce Umbrella
Strip Softbox



Additional Notes

Local contrast enhancement in Photoshop. Subject distance to the background is about 6 ft.
The stripbox is obviously vertical not horizontal as the lighting diagram might suggest. The center of the stripbox is at chin level to get an equal amount of light above the rim of the hat.

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