Portraits/Debut

Discussion in 'Portraiture' started by Stephan K., Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Stephan K.

    Stephan K. Member

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    Hi,
    I am from Wuerzburg, Germany and I came by for some additional Information about Caffenol.

    I shot the portraits below with my Hasselblad 500 CM some weeks ago on Fuji Acros, developed in Diafine.

    I hope the portraits are accepted for my debut in the APUG. :smile:

    Greetings,
    Stephan
     

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  2. CGW

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    Nice work. Hopefully you can shoot her again. My only real criticism is the gawdawful, distracting background. She deserves better.
     
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    Keep shooting her.
    This model has potential.

    Was that the 150 sonnar by chance?
     
  4. Stephan K.

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    Hmm, is the background really so bad and distracting? I already used aperture 4 or 5.6 .

    bruce: How do you know? :blink: Yes, it was the 150 Sonnar.
     
  5. CGW

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    Yes. it is. Though not so bad in the first 3/4s shot(still some horizontal lines bisecting her), the background in the second head+shoulders is really problematic--uneven separation between her hair and the dark background and odd shaped areas too close her head and torso. They pull your eye away--always my definition of "distracting."
     
  6. Stephan K.

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    Ok, thanks for your explanation CGW!

    The next time I will pay more attention to the background.
     
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    Keep at it and welcome to the forum.

    Mike
     
  8. MattKing

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    Welcome to APUG.

    I like the shots, but agree with CGW about the backgrounds.

    And while it is important to be aware of the entire field of view, you do seem to have a good eye for the foreground, so there is lots of reason to keep experimenting.
     
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    Welcome to the forum, and what a lovely city you are from! I spent some time there about 5 years ago and loved it....great place, great people.

    I agree with the background critic, but the model has some serious potential.
     
  10. Stephan K.

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    Thanks for your comments!

    After the "semester break" (which means no holidays) I will have more time and try to get some experiences in a professional photostudio. Here in Wuerzburg I can rent one. Then the distracting background shouldn't be a problem. :smile:

    Sure, Wuerzburg is nice, and here are many places to take pictures from.

    Klainmeister, did you worked there or were you on holiday?

    Greetings,
    Stephan