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philzucker

philzucker

Lives in Germany Germany
Has a website at photosan.smugmug.com
Joined on May 18, 2005

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  • Definitely not a typical flattering portrait, I agree. But did it work for you as a "somehow interesting at a second glance" portrait? That what I was aiming for ... :-) Thanks for looking and for ...
  • There was extra tonal contrast adjustment applied to emphasize the freckles. Look at the two pics of her I posted in reply to lumigraphics/Davids post to see pics without this extra contrast. So ...
  • Ah, thanks for clearing it up. See what you mean now. Sure do. :-) Completely understand you here. Interestingly enough the client - the young lady herself - warmed up to this shot after I pointed ...
  • Because it looked best to me that way. YMMV of course. It's a deliberate crop, the original pic has the forehead included  ... Well, that all is exactly what intrigued me with this shot. I did ...
  • Yes, I know - that's what I found interesting though ... Why's that? Care to eleborate? OK. Gladly. Here are two more: Those two were shot with indirect light - a single studio flash with honeycomb ...
  • Thanks! Well, sure - but the expression and posture was what caught me in this one. Have plenty of "usual" or "nice" shots from this session, but this one stood out somehow. Thanks for looking & ...
  • Thanks a lot, Joe! Glad you like it. :-) Phil
  • Your English is absolutely fine! :-) Good point ... I guess you're right here. Nice to hear! :) I deliberately placed a black screen to the right of her to eliminate stray light from the white ...
  • Nic, Thanks for your words! I agree that B&W is often a challenge. I first increased tonal contrast here - this brought out the detail and of course highlighted the freckles. After that I did a ...
  • Yes ... It certainly is. Thanks for looking and for your thoughts and insights! Much appreciated. :-) Phil
  • Thanks! Much appreciated. Point taken. Good advice, Jim - Thanks again! Phil
  • Thanks very much for your thoughts and detailed response, Falk. Much appreciated! It indeed is an outtake - she wasn't forced at all but participating happily at this session, but didn't expect a ...
  • Yes, Dean: pensive, unsure, slightly angry, tired, caught in between and beautiful- those are the attributes that come to my mind. And the longer I look at it the more moods I find ... Thanks for ...
  • I see what you mean. Thanks for the work on that - it inspires me to do another b/w-conversion with less tonal contrast especially on the freckles. This might turn into a nice series based on the ...
  • Thanks! Well, yes. The moody look with the closed lips was what intrigued me with this photo. Thanks a lot for looking and for your feedback! Phil
  • Thanks very much. IMO it's an unusual pose and mood for a portrait shot, and I think it needs to grow on you a bit before you like it or are intrigued by it. So I'm very glad you liked it! Phil
  • Thanks very much for your feedback. I also think that it is an image that definitely grows on you. That's precisely what I like about it. You have a point that the initial response might be a ...
  • Setup: Single flash from the left, black light blocker on the right to suppress stray light, tonal contrast enhancement and b/w conversion in PP. Any thoughts and critique welcome! Phil
  • A special young lady in a special mood ... Taken with a K10D and FA50/1.4 at f10; single studio flash from the left. Fine tuning of tonal contrast and b/w-conversion in PP. Hope you like it! Phil
  • The city of Duesseldorf, Germany, hosts the biggest funfair located near the Rhine river. That makes for some nice reflections in the night, and add to that the traditional fireworks at the last ...
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