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Rob's portrait thread (ongoing)

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by robbie36, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
    I do quite a lot of portraits mostly shot in my home studio. In fact they could generally be described as a cross between portraits and composites. It started about a year ago when I took up Photoshop as a means of practicing and developing my PS skills. But I have found that I like the concept of shooting portrait concepts.

    I thought I would start the thread with a few of my past portraits and then add more as I go along (I have a couple of shoots that I have to process.) I have only posted shots taken with the A7 series.

    14855388300_7a5e800fae_b. Pin up ballerina by Salintara, on Flickr

    ballerina2 by Salintara, on Flickr

    Tony2 by Salintara, on Flickr

    Justin by Salintara, on Flickr

    Suweda by Salintara, on Flickr

    Butterfly? by Salintara, on Flickr

    Morning after by Salintara, on Flickr

    Misleading Lines by Salintara, on Flickr

    reflection by Salintara, on Flickr

    puppet by Salintara, on Flickr

    Cosplay 1 by Salintara, on Flickr
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  2. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Wow! Impressive and imaginative work. I like! :)
  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj TalkEmount Regular

    Aug 19, 2013
  4. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Very creative. Your Photoshop skills are excellent.
  5. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
    Here is one from a shoot I am editing at the moment. I cant claim much credit for this one. The concept is another photographer, Glen Allison - the Model Dorka Banki and the stylist Hilde Marie Johansen.

    I used the 55 for this one and you can see why some people think this is too short for portrait work. Her near arm and leg look too big compared to her head. I quite like this effect with this theme although I might edit it out for the final image.
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  6. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    Superb shots!
  7. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    awesome stuff! Keep it coming.

    What is your setup?
  8. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
    Well my home studio is actually my living room at home. It is large, though, has 4m ceilings, white walls and a white cement floor. I only started 'lighting' about a year ago. I have some studio flash (x3) and also Godox ad 360 (x3) - I personally would recommend the Godox above studio flash (and it is increasingly replacing it in my book). I am a big fan of striplights and beauty dishes. I HDMI tether to a 60 inch TV most of the time and this works well with experienced models who can see what they are doing wrong and how to change. With others it serves as a distraction.
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  9. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Some really fun, creative shots.

    Just a heads up though, don't post anything NSFW.
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  10. christilou

    christilou TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 26, 2012
    Surrey, UK
    Love the last one, the colours are really moody. very creative indeed :)
  11. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
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  12. WNG

    WNG TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 12, 2014
    Arrid Zone-A, USA
    I think the lens distortion works for the theme of the previous composition. Sometimes the out of proportion look can be exploited.
  13. robbie36

    robbie36 TalkEmount Veteran

    Nov 21, 2014
    Shot this one a couple of days ago...

    Why? by Salintara, on Flickr
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