Portrait Class


Last Friday I had another option to teach some (more or less) willing students at Metafora, Barcelona, about taking portraits and photography in general…

As it has to do a lot with flash and light I had to make some tests at home first…

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Movement is very interesting with an open shutter – as is my lamp illuminated by flash Smiley

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So, quite well prepared we started… The first model didn’t seem to be too impressed Zwinkerndes Smiley

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Actually she was quite tired (party…), yet still managed to even create half a smile Smiley

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Modern Chinese family…

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Obviously they had some fun Smiley

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How to capture movement…

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How to freeze a person amongst a background

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I like this one…

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Discover the depth of field (or how to create planes of sharpness where you want them…)

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Next came Emi and with her nearly monochrome dress against the grey back this was just a wonderful colour combination

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As I got a new lens (the Zeiss Otus 85mm 1.4 – http://www.zeiss.de/camera-lenses/de_de/camera_lenses/otus/otus1485.html) I had to play a bit…

That is the original picture…

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This is the crop taken

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And this is the result

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Amazing details with 36 Megapixel from the camera… Yet with a bit of Photoshop it becomes much smoother. Fortunately I don’t have to do beauty shots as I don’t like this kind of retouching too much – it’s becoming unnatural.

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Another willing model was Alma

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I always like his facial expression and his ability to not move

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As I had the large (8×10) camera with me as well, I took the chance to get some more shots…

This one is technically not very precise, yet I do love it for its expression and contours.

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Very (perhaps too) narrow depth of field

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Emi once more

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We do need softer lenses – for sure…

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And finally an error shot. The flash didn’t trigger 2 times, so we had 3 exposures on the same picture.

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