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03-04-2008, 07:54 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Bokeh Quote

1.) What makes a good photographic portrait?

2.) What's your favorite focal length and f stop?

3.) What's your all time favorite portrait lens? (Does not have to be Pentax)

4.) Do you like portraits to be sharp or noticeably soft? (Whether they're your own shots or not)

5.) What is your favorite subject?

6.) Do you have a favorite technique? (Dare I say, a formula?)
1. Casual and spontaneous; I dislike studio portraits

2. 50mm effective, because of tight quaters; f2 because that's usually enough to separate the background, DOF for the eyes, and fast enough for indoor

3. FA 31 Ltd. What Finn said about glow. And the amazing 3D effect if you get the background just right.

4. A little softness is OK, as long as the eyes are there

5. My kid

6. Anytime I see him near a window

BTW, what's the definition of "portrait"? Can you have a portrait if it's full body?

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03-04-2008, 08:22 PM   #17
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BTW, what's the definition of "portrait"? Can you have a portrait if it's full body?
I would say yes; any photo of a person could be considered a portrait, be it full-length or head & shoulders.

Oil painters have been painting full-length portraits (portrayals) of people for hundreds of years.

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the last two are good because there is green in the background

the first set she blends in with the tree!! LOL

good portraits are about good background, if your subjects blends in then you might as well just chuck it.
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To wake up a sleeping thread...

Something that impressed me at The Pentaxphotogallery: PENTAX Photo Gallery

This was taken with the $230 dollar (or less) DA50-200 zoom.

I still want a DA70 for the f2.4 or f2.8 bokeh, but I am impressed with this image.

Does anyone else use the 50-200 for portraits?

Mike

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