f/2.8 , 1/50s
ISO800 , 50mm
As much as a portrait is primarily about the face of the object, I decided enhance small elements of the subject that brings out his personality. This was done so through the crop, where I included a small peak of his clothes. I did not want to touch his skin up too much as the texture of the goosebumps were unique and injects some life into the image.
Stubble / Cheek
I mainly spot-healed away blemishes on his nose and pimples and stubble. I used the gaussian blur to smoothen some pores on his cheek that may serve as a distraction. Grain and Sharpening was added to finish the image.
working file can be found here