Open Photography Forums  
HOME FORUMS NEWS FAQ SEARCH

Go Back   Open Photography Forums > Photography Discussions > Studio, Portrait, Still Life, Lighting Equipment and Technique

Studio, Portrait, Still Life, Lighting Equipment and Technique Continuous and Strobe Lighting. (The Sun is considered continuous!) Great ideas are really ten a penny! Technique in setting up the subject is, of course, essential. However, the ability to bring out form, texture, tonality and color is where the skill in lighting provides all the keys to engraving one's ideas on the delivered picture.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old January 12th, 2018, 01:58 AM
Per Ellström Per Ellström is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Default Portrait of Anders Petersen, famous Swedish photographer ...

... and I had spotted him once, but could not get my gear up in time ( transparent umbrella and a speedlite ), to ask if I could take a portrait of him. But a couple of months later I saw him shooting at the Pride festival, and then could ask him. He is most known for documentary black and whites from the 60s and 70s, so I made b&w portrait.






I usually visit the pride festival a couple of hours before the parade starts, as there are no public there then, so one can shoot the participants more freely.
__________________
-Pelle Piano

//http://www.pellepiano.com

Last edited by Asher Kelman; January 12th, 2018 at 09:17 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old January 12th, 2018, 09:19 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is online now
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 33,851
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Per Ellström View Post
... and I had spotted him once, but could not get my gear up in time ( transparent umbrella and a speedlite ), to ask if I could take a portrait of him. But a couple of months later I saw him shooting at the Pride festival, and then could ask him. He is most known for documentary black and whites from the 60s and 70s, so I made b&w portrait.






I usually visit the pride festival a couple of hours before the parade starts, as there are no public there then, so one can shoot the participants more freely.



Yes, he does look like. he's an academic photographer of renown!



Here in Los Angeles, gay pride festivals require you bring your camera! Everyone dresses up just for that! No need to ask permission folk pose if you turn towards them, and the smile gets bigger if you happen to have a camera.


Asher
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old January 12th, 2018, 10:24 PM
Roshni Patel Roshni Patel is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 120
Default

This is so great. I really like such shots. Can you please share details of capturing such shots like what setting are required, ISO, etc.
__________________
Auto Stamper
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old January 13th, 2018, 12:10 AM
Per Ellström Per Ellström is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Default

Thank you.
I use 1.8 or 2.8 for portraits as I am obsessed with DOF =), and I alos like to use a handheld transparent umbrella with a speedlite in it. I have an old 5d II and mostly use a 85mm.
This was a little special in post as when converting to black and white it did not look the way I wanted, so I used my strange "develop" method.

I start by adding three Multiply Layers so everything is almost completely dark, and then I start painting in the masks starting to reveal everything bit by bit, to a lightness level of my choice. Here is the Dodge and Burn layer and the three Multiply layers.

Its a bit time consuming, but I like to see the image grow from nothing.

__________________
-Pelle Piano

//http://www.pellepiano.com
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old January 14th, 2018, 01:30 PM
Asher Kelman Asher Kelman is online now
OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 33,851
Default

But how did you get the grainy texture?

Asher
__________________
Follow us on Twitter at @opfweb

Our purpose is getting to an impressive photograph. So we encourage browsing and then feedback. Consider a link to your galleries annotated, C&C welcomed. Images posted within OPF are assumed to be for Comment & Critique, unless otherwise designated.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old January 14th, 2018, 01:47 PM
Per Ellström Per Ellström is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 131
Default

I checked the original as my memory is weak =), and its rather clean ( maybe a little in the blurred parts, but not that visible even in 100% view ) So no added grain to this one. But at times I add noise in photoshop, blur it, and have it in a layer with Overlay blending mode.

100% view of the image.

__________________
-Pelle Piano

//http://www.pellepiano.com

Last edited by Per Ellström; January 14th, 2018 at 01:52 PM. Reason: Showing image
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old January 17th, 2018, 06:34 PM
Maggie Terlecki Maggie Terlecki is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Province of Quebec, Canada
Posts: 1,828
Default

Fabulous portrait. I love how intense you' ve made his eyes... makes him come alive! Wow
__________________
there's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in ~Leonard Cohen
my personal website
my website with articles,interviews etc.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Self Portrait Photographer James Lemon Portrait in Natural Light Especially! 8 September 27th, 2015 02:03 PM
In Memoriam: A FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHER:Erwin Blumenfeld RonPrice The Amazing Stories Behind Pictures: Places, Events, Poetry, Works of Art 4 November 21st, 2014 08:49 AM
Student/ Sideline photographer- Portrait series Alanna Olson Layback Cafe 8 April 19th, 2011 06:16 PM
Film: Portrait of a photographer. Maris Rusis Portrait in Natural Light Especially! 6 January 5th, 2011 06:11 PM
Fun: Swedish perspective Ingemar Edfalk Introduce Yourself 1 April 3rd, 2009 11:04 AM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:06 PM.


Posting images or text grants license to OPF, yet © of such remain with its creator. Still, all assembled discussion © 2006-2017 Asher Kelman (all rights reserved) Posts with new theme or unusual image might be moved/copied to a new thread!