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    Post Your Best Portrait Shots!



    Hi guys,


    <span style="font-size: medium; color: #0000ff;"]Like taking portrait shots? Just post them and share with us!


    This is, as I consider, one of my best portraits I've ever taken. On campus of University of Toronto (University College Building), Canada, in early 2008. Feel free to comment and give suggestions []





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    Canon Rebel XTi + 17-85/4-5.6 IS @ 17mm, F5.6, 1/50s, ISO200, no flash.


    Benjamin

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    I did these emotionless static whitened portraits for a film festival campaign in 2008:
    I basically broke every rule of portrait photography LOL.
    (PS I see that the first guy and the first girl are whiter in the lo-res jpg conversion than they are in print. All photos have white faces but here on my computer all facial marks and details are subtle, but intact).


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    And here is a portrait I did of a Dutch fashion designer:

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    My 5 year old took this one last night.





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    While we were doing this...


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    Great photos Baker!





    Quote Originally Posted by TakahiroW4047


    @AnGei - Two strobes on the backdrop left and right. Two additional strobes in umbrella/softbox camera right, top and bottom. Sooo 4ish? ; )



    Quote Originally Posted by William


    AnGelo, I'm not a strobist so I'm out of my depth here. But I'm guessing 3 maybe four lights. My reasons would be the catch lights in the eyes, the exposure on the skin and the highlights in the hair (and the background). Yet all this could possibly be done with one cleverly reflected light - I think.


    Hi Takahiro, I hope I had those number of lights at my disposal. But William's last thought/comment was correct. I used only one -- speed light aimed at the back white wall and added a silver car shade as reflector for the fill light.


    Well done William!
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    Pro shots Baker! You have a very good eye for composition IMO and capture so much mood in your shots. There is a great "comfortable-ness" about them. Awesome lighting too!


    @AnGelo: great capture, good pose and good lighting.


    Damian

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    Quote Originally Posted by DLS

    Pro shots Baker! You have a very good eye for composition IMO and capture so much mood in your shots. There is a great "comfortable-ness" about them. Awesome lighting too!
    I agree. Baker's got that such feeling of comfort in the photos and that golden touch.

    Quote Originally Posted by DLS

    @AnGelo: great capture, good pose and good lighting.


    Damian
    Thanks, Damian!

    - Angelo

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    Sean: that second shot is amazing. The lighting is fantastic!

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    Thanks Madison. I shot that with a Vivitar 285HV bounced into a reflective silver umbrella placed low and on each side of the subject (so two flashes total). I triggered them with Cactus V2s receivers. At f/7.1 and 1/200 sec, I killed alot of the ambient light to give him a more menacing look. He's actually a big goofball. ;-)

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