I’m just back from another assignment in Papua New Guinea – my last in a three year project to build an on-line library to promote tourism for the national tourism authority. While my “bread and butter” is travel and tourism, I particularly enjoy pursuing images like these (below). This is Nolas, a man from New Ireland in Papua New Guinea holding a rare Malangaan mask. I shot both of them in color on a 35mm digital camera and then played with the pictures in Lightroom – converting them to sepia and black and white because the lighting was dull and the color was a distraction. I took scores of images but it was these two that resonated with me most. A helpful tip: Manually adjust your camera’s exposure settings when shooting and underexpose your portraits then later use the Fill Light adjustment in Lightroom to bring out the detail. You’ll find a lot more hidden in the shadows than you would have if you shot automatically. Let me know how you go.