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 a portrait of a close friend...



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October 06, 2007, 09:50:24 PM
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sooming

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a portrait of a close friend...
« on: October 06, 2007, 09:50:24 PM »
I manage to borrow a set of strobe lights with 60x60cm softbox. The setup in this shot is easy, just one strobe from 45deg right, 2ft higher than my friend (in sitting position), aiming down. Background is just simple black cloth.

I use DA70 at ISO 100, f/8.0. A larger sized image is in the attachment.

Please feel free to comment. Thanks. :)
« Last Edit: October 22, 2007, 12:42:49 AM by sooming »

October 07, 2007, 02:48:58 AM
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jahanpour

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Re: a portrait of a close friend...
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 02:48:58 AM »
nice portrait. so alive.

October 07, 2007, 10:40:56 AM
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Yong

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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 10:40:56 AM »
Nice lightning... =)

October 07, 2007, 04:29:21 PM
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rawelectrik

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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 04:29:21 PM »
Nice portrait. Well done  ;D

October 22, 2007, 12:42:30 AM
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sooming

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007, 12:42:30 AM »
Just to add another portrait taken yesterday with my simple flash/umbrella setup and DA50-200:


This time, I added a second flash (with a modified Gary Fong LS) for background light, hence the grayish tone you see here.

October 22, 2007, 01:18:35 AM
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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007, 01:18:35 AM »
Sooming,

Very nice portrait - well done.  O0

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October 23, 2007, 01:59:19 AM
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jahanpour

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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007, 01:59:19 AM »
so nice...

October 23, 2007, 12:25:49 PM
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foongwai

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 12:25:49 PM »
nice photos! good job :)

October 29, 2007, 05:59:49 AM
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eskil

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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 05:59:49 AM »
Really nice portraits.

Especially the second portrait of the elderly man is amazingly cool.

Eskil...
:-)

October 31, 2007, 06:58:57 PM
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sooming

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« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2007, 06:58:57 PM »
Thanks guys, again I'll like to mention that for studio portraits, I can't think of any other camera coming close to the capabilities of the K10D to render details and excellent skintone. I only use the DA50-200 for my elderly friend's portrait. ;)

November 04, 2007, 02:49:07 AM
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Yong

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« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2007, 02:49:07 AM »
Ya.... Hopefully Pentax makes its mark again. And all the best to u Wesley. C u on wednesday.

November 04, 2007, 10:48:04 AM
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sooming

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« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2007, 10:48:04 AM »
For Pentax to make its mark, let's try to bring more friends along. Don't care if they are Canonians or Nikonians, Olympus-ian, let them compare. :) The more the merrier! See you on Wed!

November 06, 2007, 01:20:27 AM
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wtlwdwgn

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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2007, 01:20:27 AM »
Very nice portraits. I'm impressed by the two lenses. My suggestion for portrait #1 would be to have a light behind your friend to separate his hair from the background. This would also add some highlights.

November 09, 2007, 10:34:25 PM
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sooming

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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2007, 10:34:25 PM »
Very nice portraits. I'm impressed by the two lenses. My suggestion for portrait #1 would be to have a light behind your friend to separate his hair from the background. This would also add some highlights.

Thanks for your comments, and fully agreed with the additional light in the background..hence I bought my second flash light, and use it effectively in the second portrait. :)