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A collection of portraits
Posted By: ChainbreakR, 10-19-2009, 10:16 AM

Hey guys! I picked myself up a DSLR a few months ago and I've been hard at it so I figured I'd share...this is my first post in here, but feel free to C&C me to death!

1. Takumar 50mm 1.4 w/ AF280T above camera & Vivitar DF383 behind subject

2. 18-55mm kit lens w/ shoot through umbrella subject left

3.18-55mm kit lens w/ 20 second exposure, flash fired twice off camera at 1/2 power

4.18-55mm kit lens. A sweet, young Mexican girl named America.

5. Vivitar 28mm f2.8, flash shot into reflector umbrella above camera w/ bare flash to the left for fill

6. Pentax 10-17mm fisheye. 2 bare strobes on tripods plus a reflector

Hope you like! Here's a link to my Flickr:
Flickr: ChainbreakR's Photostream
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10-19-2009, 10:28 AM   #2
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Congrats. very good usage of lighting.
Tha last shot has a blown stripe that doesn't do for me, but the rest is spot on

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10-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #3
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Welcome to the group, Nice job with the lighting.

10-20-2009, 09:44 AM   #4
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yeah, I should probably burn that blown section a little...thanks guys!

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I like it very much, dramatic TFS

10-20-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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Well done - good experimentation with lighting and creative perspectives and subject matter.

#1 probably didn't need the lighting behind the subject - it significantly affected the contrast in the subject (you can see this in the shadow areas). But still my favourite.

#2 is simple and elegant.

#3 is a clever idea.

#5 is a great result also apart from the very obvious clipped highlights on his shirt - lighting was a tad too intense there, but the way you set it up to tightly light the subject is well done.

#6's burned out areas as mentioned before take away from the fun portrait, but again a well composed and arranged photo.
10-20-2009, 08:26 PM   #7
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Great shots! Only got a DSLR a few months ago? With this quality, I assume you have some film or other experience! All of them are great ideas!

#1 Agree about the lighting behind the subject, the shadows in the hair look a little grey/bright. Cute pose and set up. I might try slightly airbrushing the cheeks or something.

#2 I love this shot, great texture on the wall, although maybe a little too much shadow on the girl.

#3 is quite unique and has a nice odd/creepy feel.

#6 is just funny
10-20-2009, 11:24 PM   #8
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Nice range of images, great lighting and love the angles and perspectives - cool stuff, well done.


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