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Easter portrait

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Jdumas, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    My daughter, impromptu available light setup and LR3.

    epl1 with Pentax SMC 50 f1.4
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    The glare kills me on this one but I can't ever seem to shoot her without glare of some kind off those glasses. Any pointers for reducing glare?
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  2. Circular Polariser, maybe? Nice shots.
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  3. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Nice job on the lighting.

    About the glasses, if she held very very still, you could maybe position a gobo in just the right place ...
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  4. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    Yes nice idea. Maybe employ one of the small cousins running about to hold it.

    The location is in front of a old pump organ that has a small window above it. Camera left is a large sliding glass door with white curtains.
  5. Rick Waldroup

    Rick Waldroup Mu-43 Veteran

    May 28, 2009
    That first shot is spectacular. Great stuff.
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  6. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    So this is just available light? I'm very impressed.
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  7. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Maybe, a pol-filter could be of use ?
    I don't shoot portraits, so I didn't try it on that, but it sure is effective on shop windows !

    C U
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  8. k4t

    k4t Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 15, 2011
    Melbourne, Australia
    Wonderful portrait!

    Thanks everyone for the glare reduction tips. There are ever so many four-eyes in my circle of friends I know this info will be sure to come in useful.
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  9. Plimsol

    Plimsol Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 29, 2010
    Belgium, Antwerp
    You can try to use a small reflector to light up a little. I think the reflection will be gone then.
    Anything that reflect can help you.

    Nice picture of a nice daughter.

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  10. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I love the glow in her hair:thumbup:
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  11. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks everyone for the comments and suggestions. I think I have a circular polarizer somewhere, I will have to dig it up and try it.

    I am really liking this camera/lens combo. I used to take my 5D and 100 f2.0 to family gatherings for candid and portrait shots but not anymore :43:!

    Here is one more I got at the party with the epl1 and Pentax SMC 50 f1.4
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    Thanks for looking!
  12. The first shot is beautiful.

    A poloriser will bring down your light tremendously. When I face such obsticles with glasses, I try to move the subject away from the heavy reflections, or the last resort it to makes them take off the glasses.

    Beleive me moving their position sometimes gets rid of the heavy reflections. A matter of angle.
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