Portraits are perhaps not my strong suit...

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by lattiboy, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. lattiboy

    lattiboy SC Regular

    Mar 6, 2011
    A friend of mine needed some publicity shots for her new book, so I grabbed the GX7 and the Oly 25/45/75 lenses and headed into downtown Seattle on what could easily be described as the crappiest day of weather I've seen in years. Cold, rainy, windy. Ugh.

    Anyway, we shot a bit in the massive Seattle Public Library (thanks silent mode!) and a bit of street stuff. The florescent lights and bizarre paint job in the library was incredibly challenging, so I ended up doing a fair bit of B&W which alleviated the annoyance of color correction.

    All in all, I wasn't thrilled with the results, but it was fun to process the living hell out of the files.







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  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
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    Bill Palmer
    Well, I think you've done well...! I particularly like #5 and #7 but my favourite by far is #4. Portraiture is about capturing the essence of the person and I sense that you have done that really well.
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  3. shaolinchris

    shaolinchris SC Regular

    Aug 5, 2014
    Los Angeles / Copenhagen
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    I just saw this over at mu-43 and gave my two cents if interested. Keep shootin'!
  4. dalethorn

    dalethorn SC All-Pro

    Sep 14, 2013
    Charleston SC
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    same as user name
  5. ajramirez

    ajramirez SC All-Pro

    Jul 9, 2010
    Caguas, Puerto Rico
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    All are good, but 1 and 4 are superb. Nice job!
  6. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
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    Bill Shinnick
    I agree - some great images.
  7. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Number one is number one !
  8. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
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    Love the fourth, but #1 and #5 are really lovely too :)