Portraits/People

Discussion in 'Cameras and Photography' started by MichaelJ, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Moderator Moderator

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    let's see some portraits!

    I see beautiful flowers, landscapes, and still life's but lets see some People! I'll start with a shot I did some time back for my Niece's web site. She's a Yoga instructor.

    The set up was simple. I shot during the "Golden Hour" one hour before sunset. My camera was mounted on a tripod. Shutter 1/15, 100 ISO, f 2.8, 70 to 200 Nikon lens. A small golden reflector is on the ground bouncing a bit of extra light on the subject.

    About all I did in photoshop was add a vignette in the corners.

    Note my use of the rule of thirds and the twist of the subject's body.

    Lets see what ya got!!!


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  2. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Moderator Moderator

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    Here's another. This is my youngest step daughter, all dressed up for a wedding. She's in a pretty standard pose. Standing on one leg, slight twist to her shoulders, a little head tilt.

    The key is the light. It's ALWAYS about the light! Again, this was shot during the golden hour, just before sun set. I didn't have a tripod with me so I had the shutter at 1/60, ISO 400, F2.8. 70-200 lens set at about 100mm.

    I added a little vignette in photoshop and did a bit of work on her skin.
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  3. onepixel

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    I actually started a Portrait & People thread not to long ago and then deleted it. I wasn't sure if it was cool to post people's portraits without a release.

    btw... nice shots. Looks like your niece is practicing t'ai chi.
     
  4. MichaelJ

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    I think it's OK if it isn't for commercial purposes and/or there is no expectation of "privacy".

    and yes, that's t'ai chi!
     
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    Good point, perhaps permission should be granted prior to posting in an open forum.
     
  6. onepixel

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    I was dying to post some photos of my portrait project I did recently. I asked all my subjects their permission to photograph them. I usually ended up talking to them and getting to know them.

    Only one young woman in a henna tattoo shop didn't want her photo taken. Probably because I looked creepy walking back and forth looking at her trying to decide if I wanted to photograph her.

    Most people were very receptive and liked having their photo taken. It was a very cool experience.
     

     

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    Last year I was fooling around shooting black and white pics with my Nikon L20 and decided to do an old school self-portrait.

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  9. Is it "old school" because of the technique you employed or is it because the "subject" is old? :scratch2: :D
     
  10. How about this style, Celt?

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    Celt Peanut Head Staff Member Super Mod

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    Me like! :D
     

     

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    I like it too, Jesse! Did you do anything besides bump up the contrast?
     
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    This young woman started my portrait project. She is French and has a charming British accent from having lived there for a number of years. She had a week prior, flown in from Peru. She is multi-lingual and was taking her yoga teaching certification. I ended up giving her a bunch of household items to get her settled.

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    One of my favorites is of this paniolo (Hawaiian Cowboy). He looks like a mean bugger, but I ended up talking to him a number of times when I went to get cream puffs after my yoga class. :D He was friendly and pretty funny.

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  15. Yes and added the deckeled print border to give it a vintage look.
     
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    This guy I've run into a couple of times the last couple of years. He runs the gallery that shows exclusively his wife's amazing paintings. He is thoughtful, kind and a gentleman. I'm going to have to buy one of her paintings one day.

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    When driving back from the yoga class, I stopped at this beautiful church to take photos and found this artist painting it. She had been on the island for a year and was trying to put together a collection for her 1st show.

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