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Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-03-2020, 11:15 PM  
People 2020
Posted By Drinkkeri
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For June, Vellamo the maid of rivers and open water.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-10-2020, 02:46 AM  
People 2020
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Replies: 8
Views: 963
For May; Maaemo or Mother Earth. Cosmic and eternal goddess of Earth and growht.
Forum: Photo Critique 04-25-2020, 01:19 AM  
People Black leather
Posted By Drinkkeri
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Views: 456
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-03-2020, 07:11 AM  
People 2020
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 8
Views: 963
For April; Tellervo mother of herd and keeper of fields
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-01-2020, 01:41 PM  
People 2020
Posted By Drinkkeri
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Views: 963
For March; Päivätär lady of the sun and light
Forum: Post Your Photos! 02-05-2020, 11:18 PM  
People 2020
Posted By Drinkkeri
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For February; Lempo the fiery goddess of love and despair.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 01-01-2020, 11:09 AM  
People 2020
Posted By Drinkkeri
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So it's 2020 and we'll kick this thing going for January!

Rauni the Matron of north and wife of Ukko the god of the sky.
Forum: Winners' Showcase 11-02-2019, 07:46 AM  
October, 2019 Runner-up: The Ghost Mission
Posted By Drinkkeri
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Views: 1,620
I would like to nominate this photo
Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-02-2019, 01:50 AM  
concorso ottobre 2019
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Views: 496
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-02-2019, 01:49 AM  
Dangerous meeting?
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Views: 123
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Forum: Winners' Showcase 11-02-2019, 01:49 AM  
October, 2019 Winner: Already September
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Replies: 50
Views: 1,735
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-02-2019, 01:49 AM  
Motor Transport Museum - Broken Window
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Views: 187
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-02-2019, 01:49 AM  
Gothic Stallion - Competition Entry
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Replies: 11
Views: 283
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Forum: Monthly Photo Contests 11-02-2019, 01:48 AM  
Lucky
Posted By Drinkkeri
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Views: 183
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Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-14-2019, 07:47 AM  
How is this done? Studio and location multi source lighting game
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 11
Views: 3,967
As promised here's a kickoff with an example for you to deconstruct.



And a question related to that deconstrucion: As you can see the reflection on the glasses is artificial as I had trouble getting it right without changing the pose or my angle. Is there a (hassle free) way to get a softly graduated or any kind of cotrollable reflection without touching the keylight? White reflector could work but I didn't manage to get anything useful with that.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-14-2019, 01:52 AM  
How is this done? Studio and location multi source lighting game
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 11
Views: 3,967
These are from lightingdiagrams.com
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-13-2019, 02:18 PM  
How is this done? Studio and location multi source lighting game
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 11
Views: 3,967
I was rather hoping that other members would post an example of a photo which they would like to know of how it's done or ask about a problem the have with their own but if there's none tomorrow I'll kick the thread forward myself.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-13-2019, 01:11 PM  
How is this done? Studio and location multi source lighting game
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 11
Views: 3,967
My idea is sort of game where someone has an problem on the subject of portrait lighting or a question about how a certain photo is made posts an example photo and I'll have a look and see if that can be reproduced at least in diagram form and perhaps even give some advice if Im able. That diagram or the piece of advice is of course open to discussion as this thread is not merely for my curiosity(well maybe 75% of it is) to see if I can figure things out from images posted in any meaningful manner. Gear does matter but mostly in modifiers and in most of the cases the brand means nothing. My personal toolbox consists of range of studio flashes, battery flashes and dirt cheap speedlites combined in a wide variety of modifiers.

I have a studio at my disposal but limited time to do anything non commercial so I'll see if I could arrange a day for turning a bunch of diagrams into reality if this picks up. (I suppose this is basically an AMA -thread)

For an example(This is not meant to be a thread just for copying another artist's photo but this was the only example I had at my disposal that had the inspiration easily to be found): A couple of years back I was approached by an younger gentleman on the subject of getting a photo of himself in the same manner as the posthumous painting of Kennedy.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy by Aaron Shikler


Painting itself is quite forgiving as there's clearly only one light source but coming from an hard source from high angle from behind and broad side translating to something like this:

From top to bottom:
Silver reflecting umbrella as keylight and spill for background from around 2,5m high
Silver reflecting umbrella continuing the keylight from around 1,5m high
150cm softbox for fill light the center at chest height
Power ratios between flash units went something like 1:1, 1:2, 1:8

Reproducing the exact lighting in the painting could have been possible with one light if the keylight had been about twice as high but managing the shadows in photo would have been too troublesome given the space restrictions at the time. I chose umbrellas as keylight for the hard quality of the light and for the much forgiving spill which suited for this kind of setup. Large fill light just to pull those shadows up, nothing more. The location and the angle of the fill prevent the shadows turning too flat and dual light source feel.

The diagram translated to this in real world


I'm in no way and authority on the subject of portrait photography and lighting but I feel that through my work in the field I've accumulated knowledge exceeding that of an average hobbyist's.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-12-2019, 04:01 AM  
Fully Wired Studio Setup
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 124
Views: 4,745
Also the shadow stays in control better when you get your subject's nose pointin generally in the direction of the flash. Using a large modifier forgives a lot but even then the light source in my opinion looks better from the short side than from the broad side. The reflection can be achieved from further away with turning the reflector facing the subject but it can be a bit harsh that way.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 10-12-2019, 02:06 AM  
Fully Wired Studio Setup
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 124
Views: 4,745
You don't need another flash fot this kind of lighting if your main light is large enough. The reflector is enough with a slight modification of the plan. I suggest that you use your third light as a background light with a standard reflector&honeycomb or with an umbrella/softbox if you need brighter background or an defined vignette on the backgroud. You can adjust the shadow by moving the reflector closer or further away on the camera axis and the feathering of the main light can be adjusted barely by turning the camera side rim of the umbrella towards the model. Latter will of course affect your background if you are close to it.
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 10-07-2019, 10:43 PM  
New Theta model: R03030
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 27
Views: 1,810
They are mostly used for real estate photography and for VR-stuff here in Finland. Professionals rarely exhibit their work on forums.
Forum: Photographic Industry and Professionals 10-02-2019, 11:21 AM  
Wedding album
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Blurb is cost effective but still acceptable quality at least with proline papers.
Forum: Photo Critique 10-01-2019, 12:24 PM  
Abstract Old Cedar Ave Bridge Cable
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 17
Views: 558
I have to ask; why?
Forum: Pentax Forums Giveaways 10-01-2019, 12:21 PM  
PentaxForums 100 Year Giveaway - October - General Raffle Entry Thread
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 458
Views: 14,433
I'll have my entry
Forum: Pentax Full Frame 10-01-2019, 12:18 PM  
Question on D-Li90 Battery
Posted By Drinkkeri
Replies: 21
Views: 2,470
I have a couple of random brandless ebay-batteries that still hold a decent charge after more than five years so if youre lucky you are lucky.

Also I have an original battery from K-7 that cannot be distinguished from my newer Pentax batteries from other than the label saying Hoya corporation instead of Ricoh corporation so I guess that makes my earlier statement invalid :D
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