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Re: February Challenge: Portrait

Congrats to the winners and thanks to everybody else, there were some great photos there and I didn't have enough likes to go round!

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Thanks to all those who voted for my entry. Could not find anyone else who would let me take their picture hence the selfie
Your selfie reminded me very much of Jane Bown's classic portrait of Samuel Beckett - as featured here (and many other places):

https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/s...Samuel-Beckett

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Re: February Challenge: Portrait

Wow, I'm flattered. Thanks to all for casting their votes, and commiserations to the (pretty close) runners up.

I've been getting notified by email about posts in the thread, but haven't had anything for a few days, and just popped in by chance!

Thanks again.
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Your photo was so colourful and balanced. Be interesting know how you got that result...……….
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Re: February Challenge: Portrait

Wow! That was a very pleasant surprise, especially as I've been absent from the forum for so long.

Well done DekHog - that's a superb portrait.

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Your photo was so colourful and balanced. Be interesting know how you got that result....
It was nothing fancy. One 6' x 4' pop up double sided black/white background about 1m behind her. Single Yongnuo YN-560 III manual flash in a brolly box to the left and above. E-M1 (Mk1) with Olympus 25mm F1.8 @ F5.6 and 1/250th....

The right hand side of the scarf was clamped to a light stand out of shot. This meant I could adjust the height and curve of the scarf very easily.

That was it really. A little bit of fettling in DXO Photolab to keep the blacks black, vignette the right hand side, and a little bit of skin/eye work.

All of the above means nothing if you don't get the facial expression correct and good eye contact, of course.....

I always mean to take pull back shots showing the setup, but inevitably always forget!

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