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1940's/1950's style portraits


MrsSmith 8 84
3 Feb 2014 5:26PM
Anybody out there have experience in replicating this type of black and white "Hollywood Starlet" style portraits?

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MrsSmith 8 84
3 Feb 2014 5:28PM
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timbo 12 591 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2014 9:27AM
I do it all the time. To be authentic you need continuous lighting with fresnel focussing (not forgetting 10x8 glass plate camera). I do mine using honeycomb grids and snoots on studio flash. There was little or no soft lighting used for these images originally as the photographers used film set lighting. George Hurrell and Clarence Bull are my favorites.
timbo 12 591 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2014 9:33AM
Forgot to mention, use a semi long lens (85mm) fairly wide open for shallow dof. The old 10x8's had special soft focus lenses.
MrsSmith 8 84
4 Feb 2014 11:52AM
I'm going to get started this weekend. If I get brave enough, maybe I'll post one or two so I can get pointers and corrections. I have a feeling this is going to take me a few tries...

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