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Discussion in 'Talking Pictures' started by Geren, Feb 9, 2020.

  1. EightBitTony

    EightBitTony Well-Known Member

    No but Mike's attempts at lifting the whiteness in the eyes has left them looking dead and alien like. A note of caution to all others who try this.
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  2. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    I think it was they had to hold the pose so long while I worked out the exposure ;)
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  3. Craig20264

    Craig20264 Well-Known Member

    I do practically zero portraiture, but these three are probably my favorites. Taken at a family wedding. A shared moment in time between mother and daughter. They are a tad soft but I really didn't have time to faff about as I could see what was about to happen when mum whisked her up into her arms. I just pointed, zoomed and clicked. I'm glad I did though, and so was mum when she saw them.



  4. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    I have done a few NONE setup ALL casual on the spot "snaps"

    Though I was interviewing Theo for Classic Cars Magazine I must admit

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  5. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    I like casual shots rather than staged :)
  6. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    I think this is (in my opinion) the most terrible thing to do to yourself, but she was so lovely AND quiet.

    Taken on the spur of the moment in London, I live with a sincere regret that I never took her address to send here a copy, to this day.

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  7. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

  8. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    Ah yes, I remember when Hockney first pointed that out. And demonstrated it by doing a painting in the same way on a TV programme.

    Brian Sewell went ballistic. He was VERY rude about Hockney. :eek:
  9. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Brian Sewell did not have to go ballistic to be very rude to artists. He made his living being very rude to artists. I found him very entertaining.
  10. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    There are snaps and there are opportunities well taken on the fly. I especially like the well framed picture in a picture (frame 3). All are very attractive. Even Patrick Moore almost looks friendly, tolerant of being photographed,may I say.
  11. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    I'm still trying at potraits. This one I wanted to capture the lack of glamour of the rehearsal studio, stuck on notes, lack of ambience etc. I kept the microphone in to hint at the musician but without wanting to make it a feature.

    [​IMG]Carabunga by Dan, on Flickr
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  12. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I find the 'post it' distracting. However without it the model is too far from the microphone.
  13. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Well this isn't Appraisals, but I think it is a nice grab.The Post It is a great piece of context.
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  14. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Portraiture is something I can appreciate far better than attempt for myself, but I have a new project in mind, so I'm getting into practice. So far this is my fave from a whole range of things I've tried.

    More to follow.

    [​IMG]Andra in her flat by Mike Longhurst, on Flickr
  15. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

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  16. Paul M

    Paul M Well-Known Member

    Hi Dan, there is a good documentary on Netflix which I think is now also available on YouTube called Abstract;the art of design. In episode seven of season one they feature a photographer called Platon who specialises in portraiture and follow him a shoot with Gen. Colin Powell. IMO worth a watch just to see his process and how he interacts with the subject.
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  17. Dan S

    Dan S Well-Known Member

    That's excellent, thank you very much, I will have a look :)
  18. Digitalmemories

    Digitalmemories Well-Known Member

    The discussions about casual portraits reminded me of this shot from last month.

    Portrait photography is a passion of mine, especially shots of my partber - and I recently bought a lens specifically designed for portraits (Fuji XF56mm f1.2 - equivalent to an 85mm on FF), plus I've been trying LED lighting - but after a recent session with the new lens, II grabbed a quick mobile phone shot - and was a bit alarmed to realise the mobile phone snap was my favourite from the session

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  19. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    John Robb, taken at the 100 Club (behind the scenes in the green room)

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  20. Digitalmemories

    Digitalmemories Well-Known Member

    Intense and dramatic portrait - excellent
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