Self-Portraits for Stock

by ryan on March 30, 2010

When I have time to play in the studio, I often end up on the front side of the camera in the name of practicing new lighting techniques or using new modifiers. Sometimes those photos end up in my stock portfolio, sometimes I just like to laugh at them.

I recently grew a sweet beard and then, after sporting that for awhile, I shaved down to a mustache. Both styles were worthy of documentation, as you can see. The photos will likely make their way to my stock portfolio, because, well, who wouldn’t want portraits of someone with such sweet facial hair? Here are a few from the set.

Tech stuff: the first image and black and whites were lit with a beauty dish slightly at camera right, strip box behind me and to the side on camera left. The ‘stache pics were lit with a single overhead softbox. Also, the two bottom pics were processed using X-Equals Cold Storage preset Polaroid 669 Warm Curve in Lightroom 2 and then tweaking it for a unique look.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Michael Foreman March 30, 2010 at 11:28 am

Who knew facial hair could be so versatile? Answer: Ryan Klos.

shannon sewell April 20, 2010 at 10:21 pm

haha- oh my gosh… LOVE these! and you can rock the facial hair… in any style :)


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