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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2015, 01:44:59 PM »

Nice photograph Russ !
The lady is pretty sharp and the shallow DOF enhances her presence.
Well done !
Which lens have you used ?
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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2015, 01:59:59 PM »

It was Nikon's 24-70 f/2.8, Antonio, and I was at f/2.8.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2015, 02:00:09 PM »

Large or small pupils? This is how I solve the dilemma:


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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2015, 02:04:02 PM »

I didn't think portraits were what this site was about since it has landscape in the name.
I do some portraits or headshots but it's not my forte. I'd love to get better at them.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2015, 03:06:28 PM »

Thanks for the links. I shot in the same studio facility as Barry for a few years. He's a wonderful, funny man; much more exuberant than those videos portray him.
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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2015, 03:39:45 PM »

Large or small pupils? This is how I solve the dilemma:

Slobodan, No. "Show Us Your Worst" is over on User Critiques.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2015, 03:52:40 PM »

Slobodan, No. "Show Us Your Worst" is over on User Critiques.

Never seen a musician playing with eyes closed? Maybe the context would help?


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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #27 on: September 03, 2015, 04:03:32 PM »

Thanks for the links. I shot in the same studio facility as Barry for a few years. He's a wonderful, funny man; much more exuberant than those videos portray him.


Hi, glad you enjoyed!

As you know some of the characters, perhaps this might interest you too, if you haven't seen it already:

http://www.duffyphotographer.com/video/

I often wonder about Donovan's ending, and question if he perhaps felt the end of an era looming large. Bailey, in a video I saw a few days back, said that he saw the death of photography thirty years ago, though I'm not sure of the date of that video. He then says that he simply switched his attention to art. Did Donovan have that choice, any further outlets?

It's not an easy life to lead, however well you do, it seems.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #28 on: September 03, 2015, 04:17:56 PM »

It was Nikon's 24-70 f/2.8, Antonio, and I was at f/2.8.


Then, mine must have been a unique lemon! It never looked crisp at any stop or length.

Just as well: it was far too heavy for the carry-around I'd hoped I'd been buying.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #29 on: September 03, 2015, 05:51:14 PM »

So we get feedback on our portraiture too? In that case ...

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #30 on: September 03, 2015, 06:50:23 PM »

I am not a professional but I have been doing portraits for some time now.
Critics welcome. Thank you ! :)


Hi Antonio,
Nice shoot with good engagement from the subject.
My only CC would be that the solid black background is a distraction and doesn't add anything to the shot.
IMHO, the same shot, with some depth in the background - like a darker grey - would be better.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #31 on: September 03, 2015, 07:26:21 PM »

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2015, 09:33:07 PM »

Yeah. Context helps.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #33 on: September 04, 2015, 12:07:44 AM »

Sometimes a decent skylight and softlight through a window helps too.  One round softbox for circular catchlights and you're done.

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2015, 06:34:42 AM »

Sometimes a decent skylight and softlight through a window helps too.  One round softbox for circular catchlights and you're done.

SG



Thanks for demonstrating my point, that seeing the colour of the iris if far nicer than being presented with two black holes, which is what hits you if there's not enough available light to stop them down!

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #35 on: September 04, 2015, 11:57:27 AM »

Hi Antonio,
Nice shoot with good engagement from the subject.
My only CC would be that the solid black background is a distraction and doesn't add anything to the shot.
IMHO, the same shot, with some depth in the background - like a darker grey - would be better. Cheers.

David, this background is constant - or consistent - among many of my last portraits. It is deliberately black because I like images with lots of darkness.
The one I post today has been done with natural light and a tad flash. The background is black in that room.
Thank you for commenting. I do appreciate the fact. :)
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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #36 on: September 04, 2015, 04:22:39 PM »

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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2015, 07:55:25 PM »

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Bill, is this shallow DOF natural ?
Which lens did you use ?

Thank you ! :)
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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #38 on: September 04, 2015, 09:14:04 PM »

Can't resist temptation.
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Re: Portraiture
« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2015, 02:07:07 AM »

Bill, is this shallow DOF natural ?
Which lens did you use ?

Thank you ! :)

It was an old Nikon 85mm f1.8 AF on my D700, and at f2, so a natural DOF
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