Yes it is satin. Thanks.I think it's a satin of some sort, but regardless, excellent work on lighting that! This is a nice, formal portrait; a couple of [VERY] minor thoughts: (1) The lady is leaning in a bit at the waist; and (2) her dress seems a bit bunched at the back. Overall though, well done.
I like the idea of cutting the light on his chair. Thanks. By the way, that cane... He showed me after, it is a sword inside... Glad I always carry a pistol for a possible sword fight!!!
Quite an interesting couple, I'm sure! I like the lighting, it's very nice. And the outfits complement each other well. I'm guessing the light was actually pretty even on both of them (maybe a little less on the woman) but her darker skin tone and matte texture of her dress both probably soak up light much more than he does. I was also going to mention the same thing tirediron did with the woman leaning maybe a tad too much? Could be personal taste, though. Overall very nice!