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Nicolasllasera
1-Nov-2015, 02:08
Taking the lead and starting November.

Cambo Legend 8x10
Nikkor 360mm f6,5 @11
Two stobes at sides of camera
Fomapan 100 @100 developed in HC-110 B
Drum scanned by a friend

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5722/22478715110_70605a9fe9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AfnhRC)Xabier (https://flic.kr/p/AfnhRC) by Nicolas Llasera Alberdi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolasllasera/), on Flickr

Bill L.
3-Nov-2015, 18:33
141820

Rose
My first attempt at a portrait on 8x10 wet plate ("Tintype" on aluminum).
B&J 8x10, Commercial Ektar 300mm @ f6.3
15 sec, Coffer's Ol' Workhorse collodion

Cheers!
Bill

Kerik Kouklis
3-Nov-2015, 19:12
141824

8x10 wet plate on aluminum of my dear wife Carol. Dallmeyer 3B.

D-tach
4-Nov-2015, 13:24
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v55/p1864924468-4.jpg

Voigtlander Heliar 210mm - TMY400 - XTOL

towolf
4-Nov-2015, 16:46
Bought a simple used studio flash. Thought a good test be to try to make a "decent regular portrait" of my neighbor.

http://i.imgur.com/CMObxQV.jpg

Symmar-S 300 on Foma 100 stand developed.

Serge S
6-Nov-2015, 09:58
Like it!

Peter Lewin
6-Nov-2015, 11:02
D-tach/Tom: That is a simply wonderful portrait!

Alessandro Bocchi
6-Nov-2015, 15:51
Issirac - France - A series of photos taken during our holliday in France. Christine holding a bouquet of Lavande in a filed during the Lavande Festival.

- Camera: CHAMONIX 45-N2
- Lens: SCHNEIDER Super Angulon 90 1:5.6
- Exposure: N/A
- Film: ILFORD FP4 - 125 ASA - size 4x5"
- Developer: KODAK HC-110 - Dilution H (1+63) - 8 minutes and 55 seconds at 23° C
- Stop: ILFORD ILFO STOP
- Fixer: ILFORD HYPAM FIXER
- Lightmeter: Gossen Lunasix 3 reading the incident light
- Lighting: Ambient light only

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/692/22617370955_91e24d0b5c_h.jpg

Misko
6-Nov-2015, 23:49
Taking the lead and starting November.
Cambo Legend 8x10, Nikkor 360mm f6,5 @11, Two stobes at sides of camera


Hey Nicolas, Liking your shot!
I was thinking this morning about shooting something very similar for myself... Basically, I am preparing the Cambo Maxiportrait with a RangeFinder & was thinking to basically do a series of portraits in identical setting for all the portraits in Photographic Typology style (similar to my Close Ones - Up Close) but with random people. Will basically try to set things up in such way that it all works with Canon Strobes so I can go around China where I live now & portrait people in front of simple white paper background.

Rank Amature
7-Nov-2015, 06:21
141824

8x10 wet plate on aluminum of my dear wife Carol. Dallmeyer 3B.

Kerik,
This is a wonderful portrait - a very strong image which presents her with a tremendous amount of dignity - excellent!
Mark

Rank Amature
7-Nov-2015, 06:28
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v55/p1864924468-4.jpg

Voigtlander Heliar 210mm - TMY400 - XTOL

D-tach,
What a beautiful image of a beautiful child! I really love portraits of children - we see tons of snapshots but few true portraits like this. I think it is always important to capture these more contemplative moments in their lives, as they don't spend every waking moment smiling. Very beautiful -
Mark

D-tach
7-Nov-2015, 11:43
D-tach/Tom: That is a simply wonderful portrait!

Thanks Peter!


D-tach,
What a beautiful image of a beautiful child! I really love portraits of children - we see tons of snapshots but few true portraits like this. I think it is always important to capture these more contemplative moments in their lives, as they don't spend every waking moment smiling. Very beautiful -
Mark

Thanks Mark - My sister is always disappointed that I take mostly 'non smiling' portraits of her kids :-) she prefers crappy, out of focus, phone pictures :-) I think a smile hides the real person

D-tach
7-Nov-2015, 11:48
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s8/v74/p1648227812-5.jpg

Voigtländer Heliar 210mm - HP5+ 5x7" - XTOL 1:1

SergeiR
7-Nov-2015, 18:52
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v55/p1864924468-4.jpg

Voigtlander Heliar 210mm - TMY400 - XTOL

love it

SergeiR
7-Nov-2015, 18:53
Actually October 21st, but.. Didn't process it till yesterday.

4x5, ilford Delta 100, 210mm Rodenstock

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5828/22442390168_b5a1939bcb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Aca7Hw)HSCT patient (https://flic.kr/p/Aca7Hw) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

D-tach
8-Nov-2015, 05:39
love it

Thanks Sergei - Hope all goes well

koraks
8-Nov-2015, 05:45
Sergei, that is a very deeply provoking image indeed. I haven't seen anything near this emotionally powerful on this forum, and not that often outside it either. I admire the way you've been going through this process both on a personal level and as a photographer. I wish you the best of luck.

ImSoNegative
8-Nov-2015, 14:43
http://Tomkeymeulen.zenfolio.com/img/s1/v55/p1864924468-4.jpg

Voigtlander Heliar 210mm - TMY400 - XTOL
Outstanding!!

Stephane
9-Nov-2015, 03:23
Alessio through a petzval. Trying my new light, but should have used a reflector...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5779/22251352983_a20779082c_b.jpg

D-tach
9-Nov-2015, 04:09
Outstanding!!

Thank you!

SergeiR
9-Nov-2015, 08:04
Thanks Sergei - Hope all goes well

well.. its a roller coaster of the recovery process from now on, but we getting through it.


Sergei, that is a very deeply provoking image indeed. I haven't seen anything near this emotionally powerful on this forum, and not that often outside it either. I admire the way you've been going through this process both on a personal level and as a photographer. I wish you the best of luck.

Thank you. I am not showing yet all the portraits i made there (and around there) as part of project, still figuring out details for the presentation.
I have met amazing people (and more on the queue) that went through HSCT and other stuff. Proud that they allowed me to take their portraits.

Lana is easier for me, being wife and my model. I am yet to start shooting her with film, because it takes longer than digital and she is fatiguing really easily right now.

alanbutler57
9-Nov-2015, 08:08
Sergei,
The word that keeps spinning in my head as I look at your new portrait of your lovely wife is, "iconic". We are all united in our wishes for her rapid and complete recovery.

czmielek
9-Nov-2015, 09:32
Few days ago...
4x5 210mm FortePan 200 A49 1:2

http://www.aparaty.tradycyjne.net/konkurs/14470138791574.jpg

Jiri Vasina
9-Nov-2015, 11:43
Excellent portrait, Dawid...

czmielek
9-Nov-2015, 12:40
Thank you Jiri.

D-tach
9-Nov-2015, 16:57
Outstanding!!

Thanks!

Mark Sawyer
10-Nov-2015, 12:11
10x12 inch collodion-on-aluminum, 16-inch Vitax. The plate was poured and processed by the subject, a former high school student of mine, (her first 10x12 plate, though she's done quite a few smaller plates).

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Dani%202s_zpsktrjtvb2.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Dani%202s_zpsktrjtvb2.jpg.html)

DrTang
10-Nov-2015, 12:14
5x7, 240 heliar@5.6


http://www.government-traveler.com/examples/57katy.jpg

czmielek
10-Nov-2015, 12:43
Mark very nice plate.

czmielek
10-Nov-2015, 12:48
Head shot with a smile

Toyo 45cf 210mm FortePan 200 A49 1:2

http://www.aparaty.tradycyjne.net/konkurs/14471847241670.jpg

Jim Fitzgerald
10-Nov-2015, 12:48
5x7, 240 heliar@5.6


http://www.government-traveler.com/examples/57katy.jpg

Beautiful!

Mark Sawyer
10-Nov-2015, 12:52
Mark very nice plate.

Thank you, David! I enjoy following the monthly portrait threads; so much excellent work... including yours!

jesse
11-Nov-2015, 08:11
Few days ago...
4x5 210mm FortePan 200 A49 1:2

http://www.aparaty.tradycyjne.net/konkurs/14470138791574.jpg

This is very nice!

jesse
11-Nov-2015, 08:12
5x7, 240 heliar@5.6


http://www.government-traveler.com/examples/57katy.jpg

Absolutely beautiful.

Jim Fitzgerald
11-Nov-2015, 12:13
A recent Carbon Transfer Portrait.

Jon W
14-Nov-2015, 07:34
From a series on University of Glasgow creative writing students with their notebooks, all shot in the University's Hunterian Gallery:

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SergeiR
15-Nov-2015, 21:40
8x10, Gundlach Radar

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5807/22634349807_9430f83674_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Au7XCt)Sunbathing in autumn (https://flic.kr/p/Au7XCt) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

alanbutler57
16-Nov-2015, 09:16
A couple of Re-enactors shot with Speed Graphic

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/766/22669047989_236bf37d71_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AxbNbZ)Wax 15-25 (https://flic.kr/p/AxbNbZ) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/632/22642678658_9752f21548_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AuRDvm)Wax 15-24 (https://flic.kr/p/AuRDvm) by Alan Butler (https://www.flickr.com/photos/43210263@N04/), on Flickr

Pali K
16-Nov-2015, 10:05
Alan, those are fantastic. Hard to tell that these were shot recently.

gimenosaiz
18-Nov-2015, 07:52
Taking the lead and starting November.

Cambo Legend 8x10
Nikkor 360mm f6,5 @11
Two stobes at sides of camera
Fomapan 100 @100 developed in HC-110 B
Drum scanned by a friend

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5722/22478715110_70605a9fe9_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AfnhRC)Xabier (https://flic.kr/p/AfnhRC) by Nicolas Llasera Alberdi (https://www.flickr.com/photos/nicolasllasera/), on Flickr

Very nice, Nico! Wonderful light!
So ... foma works ;-)

Un abrazo

richardman
18-Nov-2015, 20:27
Doing more 617 and Hasselblad this month, but here's another photo for my "Worldbuilders of Science Fiction and Fantasy" project:

http://richardmanphoto.com/PICS/20151117-Scanned-1313.jpg

Phil Foglio, the other half of the Girl Genius team. Multi-Hugo winners. Funny guy.

Chamonix F1, Cooke PS945, Portra 160

SergeiR
18-Nov-2015, 21:19
some casual stuff ;)

8x10, Gundlach Radar

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/756/22511349153_5d4f4a83df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AifxPx)2015-11-18-0004www (https://flic.kr/p/AifxPx) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

koraks
18-Nov-2015, 22:45
Sergei, that's gorgeous as well! Casual, but certainly not lacking in style - quite the opposite!

Ding Gerrous
19-Nov-2015, 01:26
Sergei,
The word that keeps spinning in my head as I look at your new portrait of your lovely wife is, "iconic". We are all united in our wishes for her rapid and complete recovery.


Couldn't have said it any better.

Chris7521
19-Nov-2015, 02:00
some casual stuff ;)

8x10, Gundlach Radar

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/756/22511349153_5d4f4a83df_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AifxPx)2015-11-18-0004www (https://flic.kr/p/AifxPx) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

Very nice

Emil Schildt
19-Nov-2015, 13:44
That Radar.... (+ that photographer.... + that model...) but the Radar..

SergeiR
19-Nov-2015, 18:43
Thanks guys :)

macolive
19-Nov-2015, 19:36
some casual stuff ;)

8x10, Gundlach Radar



I love your portraits. What is your technique to get the skin smooth. Is it just make up, or lens or is it post-processed? Hope you don't mind my asking.

ImSoNegative
19-Nov-2015, 20:28
I love your portraits. What is your technique to get the skin smooth. Is it just make up, or lens or is it post-processed? Hope you don't mind my asking.

I was wondering the same thing, lovely portrait

gimenosaiz
20-Nov-2015, 05:41
Hello!!
My elder son ;-)

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5822/23083957281_f71abe9ab1_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BaRjgt)
ignacio (https://flic.kr/p/BaRjgt) by Antonio Gimeno (https://www.flickr.com/photos/antoniogb/), on Flickr

Graflex Speed Graphic Pacemaker con AeroEktar 178/2.5
Ilford HP5 revelado con ID-11 stock durante 7'30" a 20ºC
Epson 4990 / Epson Scan

Cheers!
Antonio

SergeiR
20-Nov-2015, 07:39
I love your portraits. What is your technique to get the skin smooth. Is it just make up, or lens or is it post-processed? Hope you don't mind my asking.

Thank you. its a long discussion, but basically its light (use of fill , never have harsh side lights to accentuate pores) + lens (some are hazy, some are actually soft, some i just got to play with apperture) + fact that X-ray is way softer than your typical film (annoys some people, but it works fine for what i use it for). Then if i see something i absolutely must dodge/burn or throw texture screen at - i will do it.

ImSoNegative
20-Nov-2015, 08:09
salt print 8x10, still damp so i took a crappy phone picture of it, it actually turned out pretty good.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5789/22810082640_77e5360250_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AKDCSU)8x10 salt print (not a scan but a crappy cell phone picture of one) (https://flic.kr/p/AKDCSU) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

SergeiR
20-Nov-2015, 10:33
8x10, xray, Gundlach Radar (i didnt have any other lens except for 165mm/6.8 angulon that day :))

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/679/23135571065_dd3399730d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BfpRfi)2015-11-19-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/BfpRfi) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

PS: for those who curious on color representation - she is redhead. tree next to her is one of those greens with needles and blue/black kind of berries thing. Name in english eludes me for the moment.

BrianShaw
20-Nov-2015, 11:41
salt print 8x10, still damp so i took a crappy phone picture of it, it actually turned out pretty good.


Yes it did! When dried was it darker?

ImSoNegative
20-Nov-2015, 12:54
Yes Brian it did dry a bit darker. My flash went off when I took this that another reason it looks lighter than it actually is

ckagy
20-Nov-2015, 13:01
8x10, xray, Gundlach Radar (i didnt have any other lens except for 165mm/6.8 angulon that day :))

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/679/23135571065_dd3399730d_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BfpRfi)2015-11-19-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/BfpRfi) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

PS: for those who curious on color representation - she is redhead. tree next to her is one of those greens with needles and blue/black kind of berries thing. Name in english eludes me for the moment.

Could be a Juniper of some sort?

Fabulous shot, as always, Sergei.

macolive
20-Nov-2015, 17:41
Thank you. its a long discussion, but basically its light (use of fill , never have harsh side lights to accentuate pores) + lens (some are hazy, some are actually soft, some i just got to play with apperture) + fact that X-ray is way softer than your typical film (annoys some people, but it works fine for what i use it for). Then if i see something i absolutely must dodge/burn or throw texture screen at - i will do it.

Thanks so much! That is just amazing!

Pali K
20-Nov-2015, 20:49
Wow Sergei! The recent images from you are super intense. I love the story you tell in your portraits.

Pali

Jiri Vasina
21-Nov-2015, 04:17
8x10, xray, Gundlach Radar (i didnt have any other lens except for 165mm/6.8 angulon that day :))

[/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/BfpRfi]2015-11-19-0001www (https://flic.kr/p/BfpRfi) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

PS: for those who curious on color representation - she is redhead. tree next to her is one of those greens with needles and blue/black kind of berries thing. Name in english eludes me for the moment.

That is fantastic, Sergei.

Scott --
21-Nov-2015, 15:35
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5633/22561503053_38877283ff_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AnFAPX)img432b (https://flic.kr/p/AnFAPX) by Scott (https://www.flickr.com/photos/scott--/), on Flickr

4x5 Arista in Adonal 1:100

Ding Gerrous
21-Nov-2015, 16:18
5x7, 240 heliar@5.6


http://www.government-traveler.com/examples/57katy.jpg


Wow. I'm always in awe of photographers possessing that courage to veer away from more classical portrait composition. Expecially with the amount of prepping an LF shot, i always tend to approach it in a 'safe' traditional way for fear of wasted shots. This definitely will inspire me to be more playfull with my sitters next time!

Stephane
22-Nov-2015, 02:38
John through an Eidoscope #2 using Retropan 320 for the first time (so have to twick it a bit more to fit my idea of tones in a photo).

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/713/23157431865_a86d9cbfb6_b.jpg

ImSoNegative
22-Nov-2015, 20:17
8x10 Salt Print. C1, 360mm fujinon, xray

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/754/22861926119_c663d1ba72_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AQem8Z)cheyanne (salt print) (https://flic.kr/p/AQem8Z) by john golden (https://www.flickr.com/photos/126756312@N03/), on Flickr

Stephane
23-Nov-2015, 23:58
Adriano through an Eidoscope #2
no retropan this time, just fomapan 100.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5743/22627730693_f69e2197df_c.jpg

seven
24-Nov-2015, 05:27
Great use of the Eidoscope, Stephane ! Makes me want to keep mine (had thoughts about selling it).
What developer did you use with Retropan ?

Stephane
24-Nov-2015, 05:53
Foma R09, equivalent to rodinal, because it is a compensating developer.
But Adriano's portrait is with fomapan 100 (rated iso 20), and developed for 16 min in 16 ml R09 at 16 degC. This sweet 16 rule is great and very easy to remember :)

Tri Tran
24-Nov-2015, 19:56
My 4yrs old Super Model.
8x10 with 18in Cooke Portrait lens.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/911/GRgukR.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/pbGRgukRj)

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/905/SvCUE7.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p5SvCUE7j)

Jim Fitzgerald
24-Nov-2015, 22:33
Tri, beautiful work!

Stephane
25-Nov-2015, 06:05
Tri, very nice model, props, pose, light, ...

And here is Giancarlo...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5667/22860678187_67c4974b4b_c.jpg

Ari
25-Nov-2015, 06:12
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5667/22860678187_67c4974b4b_c.jpg

Superb, Stephane.

macolive
25-Nov-2015, 07:06
My 4yrs old Super Model.
8x10 with 18in Cooke Portrait lens.

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/905/SvCUE7.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/p5SvCUE7j)

I really like this one!

Mark Sawyer
25-Nov-2015, 09:26
Lovely portrait, Tri Tran! Buy it looks like you may have a Diva on your hands!

And Stephane, excellent as always! But we must know the lens!

Stephane
25-Nov-2015, 10:05
Thanks Ari and Mark! I cannot remember the lens, but likely a P&S...

SergeiR
25-Nov-2015, 10:34
My 4yrs old Super Model.
8x10 with 18in Cooke Portrait lens.

Cute set :)

Tri Tran
25-Nov-2015, 11:22
Thank you gents. That was my niece visited us from Montreal. It was a nice session although at 6:30 AM.

Randy Moe
27-Nov-2015, 15:15
iPod copy of HP5 4x5 enlarged on 11x14 Kentmere RCVC box labeled Central Camera.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/684/23329573036_f279e3d5f4_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BxyagS)1-CC (https://flic.kr/p/BxyagS) by moe.randy (https://www.flickr.com/photos/tincancollege/), on Flickr

mdarnton
27-Nov-2015, 16:10
Nice. Is that neg from 2015 or 1975?

mdarnton
27-Nov-2015, 16:11
I don't usually quote the whole picture, but this one is incredible, and I'm jealous.


5x7, 240 heliar@5.6


http://www.government-traveler.com/examples/57katy.jpg

Randy Moe
27-Nov-2015, 17:41
Nice. Is that neg from 2015 or 1975?

I shot it this year after I got my Book of Karsh.

drgoose
29-Nov-2015, 17:34
Kenzie
Speed graphic, Buhl 155mm f2.5 projector lens.
Arista Edu 400. PMK Pyro
142836

SergeiR
29-Nov-2015, 19:12
Well.. who said you can't sneak up on people with 8x10 to take photojournalistic moments ;)))

8x10 , xray, gundlach radar
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/576/22781895704_14bcd559c8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/AHaaTf)Photographer and subject (https://flic.kr/p/AHaaTf) by Sergei Rodionov (https://www.flickr.com/photos/sergeistudio/), on Flickr

ImSoNegative
30-Nov-2015, 08:11
I would love to see to see what his image of this girl looks like compared to yours haha

ImSoNegative
30-Nov-2015, 08:12
Btw Sergei what FL Radar are you using there, thanks

SergeiR
30-Nov-2015, 13:16
Btw Sergei what FL Radar are you using there, thanks

i got only one, that is marked simply as *8x10 Gundlach Radar" , never occurred to me to measure FL for it, but i would imagine its 10" or 12, given "standard" nature of those.

ImSoNegative
30-Nov-2015, 13:41
Very nice

baronvonaaron
30-Nov-2015, 17:27
excuse the weird scanner lines, I'm not as skilled a scanner as I wish I was.

among my first attempts to tray develop c41 film. i'm pretty happy with the results.

142855
Self Portrait for my eventual memoir's dust jacket

Mark Sawyer
30-Nov-2015, 20:07
Two young ladies from a local band stopped by for a visit today. 10x12 aluminum plate with a 16 inch Vitax set to sharp

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Simone%20and%20Anna%2016%20inch%20Vitax%20at%200%20s_zpsdl3km1b9.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Simone%20and%20Anna%2016%20inch%20Vitax%20at%200%20s_zpsdl3km1b9.jpg.html)

ImSoNegative
30-Nov-2015, 21:50
Mark that is nice!!!

ImSoNegative
30-Nov-2015, 21:52
excuse the weird scanner lines, I'm not as skilled a scanner as I wish I was.

among my first attempts to tray develop c41 film. i'm pretty happy with the results.

142855
Self Portrait for my eventual memoir's dust jacket

Nice Job, I have never tried tray developing c41

Mark Sawyer
1-Dec-2015, 11:08
Mark that is nice!!!

Thank you! (See? You're not so negative! :rolleyes: )

AlexGard
2-Dec-2015, 01:27
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5806/23168557090_c1c54cc89c_b.jpg
[/url]Calypso (https://flic.kr/p/BijUQS) by alex gard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/134921754@N05/), on Flickr

8x10 Black glass ambro
Darlot 14" Petzval

Edit:

Here was the first one we did. I really like the setting but the pose is terrible. Is there any literature anywhere I can read on classic posing or something? I've got very little experience in portraiture.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5727/23383201291_c9baea738a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BCi25X)

AlexGard
2-Dec-2015, 01:30
Two young ladies from a local band stopped by for a visit today. 10x12 aluminum plate with a 16 inch Vitax set to sharp

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g139/Owen21k/Simone%20and%20Anna%2016%20inch%20Vitax%20at%200%20s_zpsdl3km1b9.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/user/Owen21k/media/Simone%20and%20Anna%2016%20inch%20Vitax%20at%200%20s_zpsdl3km1b9.jpg.html)




Damn that is good. What kind of light did you have here? Afternoon light through some trees? Really lovely.

Jim Jones
2-Dec-2015, 08:24
AlesGard -- The Model by the often maligned William Mortensen, first published in 1937, is still valuable. The first and the nearly identical second editions are the best. The later and somewhat abbreviated How To Pose The Model of 1956 by Mortensen and George Dunham (still published as a reprint) is less dynamic. These are not merely guides to a variety of poses, but also analyze many faults to avoid.

SergeiR
2-Dec-2015, 08:25
8x10 Black glass ambro
Darlot 14" Petzval

Here was the first one we did. I really like the setting but the pose is terrible. Is there any literature anywhere I can read on classic posing or something? I've got very little experience in portraiture.


Very nice use of swirl and nice plates.

matthew blais
2-Dec-2015, 08:47
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5806/23168557090_c1c54cc89c_b.jpg
[/url]Calypso (https://flic.kr/p/BijUQS) by alex gard (https://www.flickr.com/photos/134921754@N05/), on Flick
Here was the first one we did. I really like the setting but the pose is terrible. Is there any literature anywhere I can read on classic posing or something? I've got very little experience in portraiture.
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5727/23383201291_c9baea738a.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BCi25X)

I actually think the first one is much more interesting. The less "posed" the better IMHO
So, nice work :)

Mark Sawyer
2-Dec-2015, 10:03
Damn that is good. What kind of light did you have here? Afternoon light through some trees? Really lovely.

You're doing some very fine work yourself, Alex! That was two-thirty-in-the-afternoon sunlight through the trees. I'd rather have had light overcast, but one takes what one gets...

AlexGard
2-Dec-2015, 14:05
AlesGard -- The Model by the often maligned William Mortensen, first published in 1937, is still valuable. The first and the nearly identical second editions are the best. The later and somewhat abbreviated How To Pose The Model of 1956 by Mortensen and George Dunham (still published as a reprint) is less dynamic. These are not merely guides to a variety of poses, but also analyze many faults to avoid.

Thankyou for the suggestions, Jim. I'll check them out.

MAubrey
2-Dec-2015, 16:43
I shared this in the Harman Direct Positive thread, but it also is a November Portrait:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5728/23228710472_617b504d64_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/BoDdm9)
Self-Portrait (https://flic.kr/p/BoDdm9) by Mike Aubrey (https://www.flickr.com/photos/50635732@N02/), on Flickr