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Portrait Session 1: Discussing the Subject.

Somebody in our U3A photography group suggested we should try taking some portraits, which duly became our April session. I decided to take a few myself too, but candids rather than posed, for some practice with the Lensbaby. A high-key treatment seemed most appropriate for this, the first image of five.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Lensbaby Composer/single glass optic/f2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:3 Apr 2013 - 3:38 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Portrait Session 1
Username:woolybill1 woolybill1
Uploaded:22 Apr 2013 - 7:50 AM
Tags:Black & white, Lensbaby, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
Votes:48

Comments

flowerpower59
flowerpower59 e2 Member 1flowerpower59 vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 8:05 AM

A very effective photograph, I think. It gives a good flavour of a fun afternoon.

franken
franken e2 Member 112926 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:06 AM

It works really well Bill.

I always find candid's to be much better than posed shots.

Ken.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:15 AM

Brilliant candid portrait bill, the high key processing really works well, I like this a lot

Hugh

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:34 AM

Good technique Bill and good use of the lensbaby which unfortunately I still do not understand. The efffect is good as are the subjects.

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6510 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:39 AM

I want a lensbaby but wonder if I will be able to get results like you Bill, this is amazing. - gary

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:40 AM

Fine use of the LB, Bill... certainly smooths those skin tones GrinGrinGrin

Dave

Last Modified By WhiteRose1 at 22 Apr 2013 - 8:40 AM
cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103959 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:53 AM

works well...the darker tones of the spectacle frames and the camera are a good contrast Smile

KurtSkeels
KurtSkeels e2 Member 11838 forum postsKurtSkeels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 9:03 AM

Nice one, Bill. Just enough detail to see the expressions on two of the faces, which adds a story to this impressionistic portrait.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 637 forum postspascalg vcard France
22 Apr 2013 - 9:16 AM

simplement, superbe

pentony
pentony  6 England
22 Apr 2013 - 10:31 AM

Nice image

Pau

JohnChambersPhotography

high-key indeed Bill and it works well not easy with that lens of yours but you pulled it off .

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 5TrevBatWCC vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 11:15 AM

Didn't think you'd need any practice with your Lensbaby, Bill! Wink A great piece of candid work Smile
Trev Smile

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 12:22 PM

high key works well here!

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 2:01 PM

Yes, I like this! Different and good choice of high key. I do like that inquiring face on the left.......Sandy

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 2:01 PM

It was a good idea and it works very well Bill!
Ann

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32377 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 2:15 PM

I like this Bill, it works so very well, and the sad thing about it many of us would simply throw such an image in the Trash

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 5:46 PM

I like the effect here Bill, it works VERY well indeed.

John Smile

RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 7109 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
22 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM

A simple shot but treated with imaginative photographic skills, excellent Bill.

Richard

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2013 - 8:16 PM

An image from a dream. This really is fabulous, Bill. Kudos Smile

Andrew

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:24 AM

Different but it works well - nice one Bill

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Apr 2013 - 7:29 AM

High key really suits. Like it. Nice work Bill. paul

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 11:39 AM

I like the effect too Bill, good to see something a a bit different!

Sarah *

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 12:26 PM

Like it!
Diane

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 May 2013 - 10:20 PM

I like the ethereal effect you've achieved with the lensbaby

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