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    Re: Portraits June 2019

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    Century View Portrait with Rochesters by rrunnertexas, on Flickr

    Shot with a Century 5x7 view camera, brass Beck 8x5 lens at f/22 on Arista EDU 100.

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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by rrunnertexas View Post
    Century View Portrait with Rochesters by rrunnertexas, on Flickr

    Shot with a Century 5x7 view camera, brass Beck 8x5 lens at f/22 on Arista EDU 100.
    I like this portrait, but I don't like the lighting. Too much light from overhead causing racoon eyes and dark shadows under the chin and other portions of the face. May I suggest that the next time you have a situation like this see if you can find some sort of black cloth or light weight wood or just something that you can somehow put above your subjects head out of the photo. Its call subtractive lighting, and it can do wonders for getting rid of unwanted shadows on the face and squinting.

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    xvo -- nicely done, and intriguing.
    I definitely second this. An intimate treatment of an engaging subject.
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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    Thanks for the comment as it is appreciated and helpful. Yes, the light is not great and knew it before the shot. In fact, I was not going to shoot at all that day since it was hot and humid and so windy with gusts up to 30 mph. The plan was to shoot in the shade with reflectors which just would not happen with the wind. So, that means I'll have to shoot again on a better day.

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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    Given the really challenging light, you did a great job!
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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    First in a series of 7 imags, shot in Spain.
    Intrepid 4x5 - Kodak Portra 160

    Lucia by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr

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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    A very lovely young lady indeed. But again, the harsh light is coming from too high of an angle. The light completely misses her eyes, which are in shadow, while other parts of her face are in bright sunlight. If you could have used some subtractive lighting, or moved her into an area where there was just open skylight instead of direct sunlight it may have given her a more pleasant look. Also, I think she might have liked it if you would have fixed her hair just a little bit before you exposed the film. Since you left so little leg not showing it might have been fun to see how the portrait looked full length. And, especially with women, it sometimes looks better if they do not stand flat to the camera. Perhaps turning her just a bit to her right and then having her turn her head to her high shoulder (to her left) might have been a more pleasant pose for her.

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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by neildw View Post
    First in a series of 7 imags, shot in Spain.
    Intrepid 4x5 - Kodak Portra 160
    Lovely

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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin J. Kolosky View Post
    A very lovely young lady indeed. But again, the harsh light is coming from too high of an angle. The light completely misses her eyes, which are in shadow, while other parts of her face are in bright sunlight. If you could have used some subtractive lighting, or moved her into an area where there was just open skylight instead of direct sunlight it may have given her a more pleasant look. Also, I think she might have liked it if you would have fixed her hair just a little bit before you exposed the film. Since you left so little leg not showing it might have been fun to see how the portrait looked full length. And, especially with women, it sometimes looks better if they do not stand flat to the camera. Perhaps turning her just a bit to her right and then having her turn her head to her high shoulder (to her left) might have been a more pleasant pose for her.
    Hi Kevin, I thank you for your comment and appreciate it...

    How ever... how much I do stylize the shoot (model) I want it not to be picture perfect (hair), same with pose for I do not go for ''elegance''.
    I agree with the light not being upon her eyes. Indeed the sun was really high that day (and any day) and had no light... expect for some bounce. :-)

    Thanks :-)

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    Re: Portraits June 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by neildw View Post
    First in a series of 7 imags, shot in Spain.
    Intrepid 4x5 - Kodak Portra 160

    Lucia by Smith De Westelinck, on Flickr
    This is absolutely beautiful! I disagree with Kevin on this one, the splash of sunshine is perfectly placed and adds to the image and wonderful look you’ve achieved. The exposure is well handled and I can’t wait to see more!

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