Originally Posted by caddywumpus
I think there's definitely enough of a difference between the values of the background and the shirt, especially in the shoulder area, that this shouldn't be a problem. I like how the kit, shirt, and background all "kinda" match.
You look like a serious player in both pics. Nice composition and facial expression. I'd hire you for a session...
The lack of contrast is more of a problem with the black-and-white. The color looks about right and yes, it is nice to match your drums.