Steph Portrait SFW


Chrism8

Link Posted 29/06/2019 - 09:32
From a recent shoot

Pentax K1 with Sigma 85mm F1.4 @ F1,4 natural light







Pentax 645z with Pentax 150mm F2.8 @ F2,8 - natural daylight with balanced flash






Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.
Last Edited by Chrism8 on 29/06/2019 - 09:33

Chrism8

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 10:08
I'm surprised this hasn't had any critique from being uploaded 24 hours ago
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

derek897

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 10:50
I dont do portraits so usually shy away from passing comments as what would I know,
But.
I think the first 2 are fantastic, the model. Pose and lighting are brilliant, seriously cracking images.
2nd 2 are good but not in the same league for me.
Theres a couple of bright spots that are a little distracting and is the colour balance or temp accurate, it just looks a tad off, to me.

I am in no way the best person to try and critique portraits. But you did ask, take my thoughts with a pinch of salt.
Honestly the first 2 are top notch
I know what i like, If not always why.

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JohnX

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 10:51
Number 2 for me, but the lack of a smile, even a hint of one, and the 'dead' eyes make it impossible for me to engage with the model. It's almost like a set of still life photos, or Mrs May with Putin at the G20. 🤔

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pschlute

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 11:39
Chrism8 wrote:
I'm surprised this hasn't had any critique from being uploaded 24 hours ago

We have all been in the garden enjoying the sunshine !!

The two colour ones display a nice bokeh and show off the skills of that lens (and you of course) well.

The first b+w i don't like. I find the negative space a bit too big, and the change in background tone distracting.

2 is a cracker. Model communicating with the viewer, hair gone a bit scrunchy....perfect.
Peter



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Chrism8

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 12:20
Thanks Peter,

I do like my negative space in a portrait, but appreciate its not to everyone's liking. The change in background tone is down to the natural light against the wall

On the 2nd mono image, Steph just pulled that look for a fraction of a second and I couldn't resist clicking away.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

Chrism8

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 12:23
Thanks Derek,

I was shooting in very bright conditions and couldn't eliminate all the bright spots, appreciate the critique thou.

Thanks John

Steph takes her modelling very seriously and its quite rare to find her smiling Thanks you for your feedback
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

JohnX

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 13:05
"Steph takes her modelling very seriously and its quite rare to find her smiling "

There's serious - professional - and there's serious - unsmiling. I believe she should let herself shine through.

She can be professional but still relax and have fun.

See if you can persuade her to add a smile - even a little one. 😁 She might be pleasantly surprised by the results.

derek897

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 13:17
For me, I like the negative space, it suits her pose, and the lack of a smile isn't an issue in the mono shots.
I know what i like, If not always why.

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LennyBloke

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 15:11
Simple, natural looking set - really nicely done. The first shot stands out for me - the lighting combined with the composition are just spot on
LennyBloke

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Irek

Link Posted 30/06/2019 - 21:42
Fantastic job, my pick for B&W, love it.
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