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Practice Session with Heddie

Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:09 pm

Heddie came to visit the studio for a practice session.

The 2nd portrait is for Steve, "Not your rule of thirds" portrait.
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Post by minniev » Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:54 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Heddie came to visit the studio for a practice session.

The 2nd portrait is for Steve, "Not your rule of thirds" portrait.
These are wonderful, mysterious, moody portraits with your usual perfect light management and that signature processing. If this is practice, the real thing ought to be pretty amazing. Thanks for sharing.
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Post by PietFrancke » Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:24 pm

yeah, this is beautiful work.

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Post by LindaShorey » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:33 pm

Stunning work, Ernst!
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Post by Matt Quinn » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:01 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Heddie came to visit the studio for a practice session.

The 2nd portrait is for Steve, "Not your rule of thirds" portrait.
Ernst,

Thank you. More beauty. Like living on chocolate.

A question: as I look at #1 over and over, I am drawn to the right forehead and am puzzled by what looks like a bump. It's the shadows, I know, not something physical on her head. But I am wondering whether that is in your original and why you chose to show it that way? Once I see it, I can't not see it. It might be the monitor on my MacBook Air. Thanks. Matt
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Post by Charles Haacker » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:11 pm

Wow. Jus' wow.
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Thu Jan 18, 2018 5:44 pm

Thanks everyone for the comments.

Matt, It's some of her hair. I generally give all my females a hair cut, getting rid of stray hairs, etc. Here I left it alone. ;-)
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Post by St3v3M » Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:28 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:09 pm
Heddie came to visit the studio for a practice session.

The 2nd portrait is for Steve, "Not your rule of thirds" portrait.
I think we've come to expect a certain level of beauty if your work, but this is Wow! I'm not sure if it's the use of a short depth of field, post-processing, or both, but there's a deep intimacy here that makes you feel she is right there staring at you, like you can touch her, and yet you know you can't. It's intriguing and inviting, soft and beautiful. The closeup is really well done!

The humbled second is what prompted me to work outside the lines, to see what can be. Thank you for that! S-
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:37 am

Thanks for the comments Steve. I generally use f8 @100sec w/ISO 100 in the studio. The softness your seeing with the lst portrait was using a Blur Vignette.

Here is the portrait I gifted Heddie.
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Post by St3v3M » Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:39 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:37 am
Thanks for the comments Steve. I generally use f8 @100sec w/ISO 100 in the studio. The softness your seeing with the lst portrait was using a Blur Vignette.

Here is the portrait I gifted Heddie.
I wondered about that, or at least how to reproduce it in-post and am happy to have another tool to use. Thank you! S-
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