1. Reminder: Please use our affiliate links for holiday shopping!

The Look

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by christilou, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Pentax K-01, FA77 Ltd.

    I was just telling her about something that made her cross!


    [​IMG]
     
    • Like Like x 10
  2. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    It's actually quite a lovely look! Great skin and eyes!

    I'm loving the photos you are getting from the K01, Christina. Is it just me, or are the photos from the K01 a bit sharper than the K5 photos?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. bartjeej

    bartjeej SC Hall of Famer

    Nov 12, 2010
    bart
    I could read many things into her expression here, but regardless of my interpretation, she has loads of presence - great portrait!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    651
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Very intense.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  5. Lili

    Lili SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Lili
    Intense, yes, that is the word...lovely portrait as well..
     
    • Like Like x 1
  6. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Great one, Christina - and good for your daughter for being OK with your photographing her, even when she isn't completely thrilled about something.:wink:

    The lighting is wonderful - and so is her youth and beauty.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs SC Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    Christina, your daughter is such a lovely young woman that even when she gives you "the look" (I have two daughters - I know it well!), it still makes for a beautiful portrait. Maybe if she scrunched her face up intensely and stuck out her tongue or something the attitude assocated with the look would come through, but you've just (JUST is not really the word I was going for here!) taken another fine portrait of her. She can't help it - the camera loves her. People are paid really well for that trait!

    -Ray
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    That Look Again......

    P5150003-2.

    Another, taken while she was in "pose" mood :)

    IMGP5268-2.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  9. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    I'm feeling a bit lost without either the K5 or K-01 :( Hopefully I can crystalize my thoughts after the New York trip and "re-get" one or the other! Top photo is taken with EM5 and 45mm 1.8 and the other is from the K5 using the FA77. I really like the latter combination for portraits although I can't see a lot of difference between that and the Olympus combo. Perhaps it's just the difference in colour signature or the DR?
     
    • Like Like x 1
  10. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    Great shots, Christiloiu! You have been told how beautiful your daughter is already. (The apple does not fall far from the tree.) But you bring it out well in your portraits. I know that "look" as well, having two somewhat younger teen daughters at home. One has decided to put purple in her hair. i must get some shots of that now. :smile:
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. christilou

    christilou SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2010
    Sunny Frimley
    Thanks Dan. I have three daughters but Rosie is the most photogenic, looks like her dad I think!!! I find that's often the way, a girl will look just like her dad but just soooo much better LOL! The genes seem to reorganize themselves for the female form :) Mine are all grown now with Rosie bringing up the rear, 21 years next week. They still surprise me although they've outgrown colouring their hair odd colours thankfully. I've seen a lot of girls with pink hair and actually, I rather like it. Why not? Just got my X Pro1 this afternoon and am rather smitten (so far!).
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    We look forward to seeing how your obvious talents are demonstrated with the Xpro. I really like mine, but I find I pull out the NEX7 just as often, or more because I can use it with Pentax and Nikon lenses. That 77mm limited Pentax lens is wonderful, and I see you have put it to good use. Which lens did you get with the Xpro?
     
  13. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    SoCal
    Bob
    The hair coloring thing may change but the look does not, having two daughters in their late 20s.
    Beautiful portraits.
     
  14. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    As always, great photos Christina! Say happy birthday to Rosie next week for all of us!!

    And nice utilization of the word "re-get"! Hehehe.

    And congrats on the XPro1. It's great to see that you haven't found the cure for GAS yet. And that way, I can live vicariously through you, and some of the other GAS-sy members of this forum. I'm surprised that you haven't gotten the NEX7 yet ... or have you already?

    As for the two portraits with the OMD and K5, they both look great. And from the two photos, I can't see a difference in terms of image quality either. I think Amin may have done a comparison between photos taken with the EP3 + 45/1.8 vs. K5 + 70/2.4. The 70/2.4 and 77/1.8 definitely have different "looks" though. In any event, your PP technique is so awesome that I'd imagine you can turn just about any image into a top notch one! I love the way you process your photos.
     
  15. Country Parson

    Country Parson SC Top Veteran

    682
    Apr 5, 2011
    North Carolina
    Dan
    +1
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Brian

    Brian SC Top Veteran

    638
    Jul 7, 2010
    Is that the look of "Great Disappointment" or the look of "Great Disapproval"?

    I always get the two confused.