New Series: Weekly Portrait thread 1

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jerrith
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New Series: Weekly Portrait thread 1
10 months ago

We already have a weekly landscape, macro and wildlife thread.

A reply posted by atgard on a post by moimoi inspired me to create this new line of threads.

If it turns out to be successful, I will continue this thread weekly. If not, well at least we'll have tried

Post your images as a reply directly to the thread.

Post comments as replies to the image posts.

Happy shooting!!

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Sony 900 with 85 CZ lens, window light and reflector. Shot in raw and edit in photoshop

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Re: New Series: Weekly Portrait thread 1
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Thanks for posting.

I especially love the second one. Very playful pose and well lit exposure.

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Re: New Series: Weekly Portrait thread 1
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Here is one I took at the Grand Canyon.

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This was my first attempt at a portrait. 2 umbrellas, snooted hair light from back, and the minolta 50mm f/1.7. Wife was kind enough to sit there while I futzed around.

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That is a fine portrait Steve.  Nice natural look, very even skin lighting and nice shine in her hair.

Nice shootin!

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Thanks for the initiative.

Here is one: "Posing at Café du Monde"

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I love and enjoy shooting portraits.

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Wow--these are all excellent! I especially like #3.

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Alpha 55 (16-50 f/2.8 SSM)

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Steve West wrote:

Wow--these are all excellent! I especially like #3.

Thanks Steve

My most favorite is doing portraits outside with available light and using light modifiers and flash fill.

For inside I have a bunch of 30 year old equipment in my basement but it works great.

Below portrait taken a number of years ago outside with my first digital camera "Sony DSC-R1" and flash fill with Metz 60-CT4 and using a light diffuser. I still have and use the DSC-R1.

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EinsteinsGhost wrote:

Alpha 55 (16-50 f/2.8 SSM)

I really like this shot because it is so casual.  I also like how the light seems to change from center to right side.

Very Nice.

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I really like your second image.  It has a very relaxed and casual look and I like the color and lighting.

Beautiful Model................

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I really like taking candid portrait shots, especially of my wife's young nieces & nephews. She loves pictures of the kids, so it makes it easy for me to justify to her the expense of good glass!

Here's one.....

This untouched JPEG was taken with a Tamron 28-75 f2.8 with HVL43 flash bounced off ceiling.

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Finally got myself a proper flash (Metz 44 AF-1) this year so have been trying it out on the kids

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Civil Engineering Ph.D candidate. I think I used my  Sigma 50mm for this one.

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The 3rd one is really adorable.  Can you share the type of background that are you using. Is it Canvas/Muslin or something else ?

Cheers.

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Here are a couple.

The first one was shot with a A350 and Sigma 17-70 DC Macro. That was the only lens that I owned at that point.

The last two were shot with the A57 and SAL 85mm. I am not very fond of this lens as I find the color rendering to be different (bluish) compared to other lenses I own.

Out in the Rain

Pottering about in the backyard

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Really like this one. Seems very natural.

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