If this portrait had been taking three years ago, it probably would have looked a bit different.
Andre Farkas has received his fair share of coverage at halfwheel, his Viaje brand’s modus operandi has been limited release, small batch cigars—which for the first few years of the site was a calling card of the reviews side of the staff. We’ve often mentioned that Farkas’s personality does not always match up to his online reputation—something I think Brooks captured quite well. — Charlie Minato.
This portrait was taken during Serious Cigar’s Texas Cigar Festival in Houston, Texas using a Canon 5D Mark III and a 50mm f/1.2 lens set at f/3.5. The shutter speed was 1/125 second at ISO 640. There were two sources of light: two video lights to the right of Farkas and ambient coming from the incandescent lights in the background. The photograph was then converted from RAW and color corrected in Adobe Lightroom before being adjusted for color, contrast and sharpness using custom actions in Photoshop CC. — Brooks Whittington.