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Portrait Thread

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by BlairMacKay, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. BlairMacKay

    BlairMacKay Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 8, 2010
    Calgary, Alberta
    Hi all, this is a thread to post portraits of a significant person in your life. It could be your parents, siblings, spouse, girl/boyfriend, friend, etc.

    Lets show the human and loving side of photography!

    I'll start it off with a picture of my girlfriend; shot with GF1 and 20 f1.7 lens
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  2. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    a beautiful shot of a beautiful woman , bravo
  3. raoul821

    raoul821 New to Mu-43

    Jan 9, 2010
    Nice shot. I like very much the GF1 + 20mm 1,7 for portraits.
    Here's my girlfriend
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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Lovely potraits, Blair and Raoul. Here are a couple casual portraits of family from over the recent holiday using the GH1, ISO 800, Lumix 20, bounce flash. In retrospect, I ought to have used a more shallow DOF instead of shooting at f/4.



    and one portrait of a portrait being made:

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  5. bebrox

    bebrox Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lovely shot BlairMacKay

    A really excellent B&W with the bokeh keeping the context, lovely and thanks for sharing BlairMacKay.
  6. Lex

    Lex Mu-43 Rookie

    Dec 21, 2009
    I agree! This is a wonderful BW image.
  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer


    Here is my cute sister.....

    Everytime i look at this picture it makes me smile,

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  8. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Here is a portrait of my wife that was used in a magazine write up for her shop.

    I took it in the shop using the GF1+20mm lens and the in camera flash at f1.7.

    The 20mm was great for this, fast to focus, pin sharp where it needed to be and with a great bokeh.

    I find this combination great as a carry always portrait kit ( I am trying the Summicron 50mm lens on the GF1 for some longer lens portraits and will post images soon).

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  9. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    This is a great thread. I know I've seen some of these portraits elsewhere here, perhaps in the galleries or specific lens threads - but this is a treasure trove and one I hope people will keep adding to.:bravo-009:
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  10. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    This is an image of took of my wife using the adaptor, Summicron 50mm at f2, flash and a touch of ambient light.

    I have used some blur on the image to soften it a tad.

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  11. Bullfrog

    Bullfrog Mu-43 Top Veteran

    I hope you don't mind me saying that those are a serious pair of baby-blue eyes your wife has. Glorious!
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  12. Iansky

    Iansky Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 26, 2009
    The Cotswolds, UK
    Thanks Paul,

    Most kind of you to say so and glad you liked the image.
  13. bebrox

    bebrox Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 29, 2009
    My son playing his electric guitar

    I have posted this photo elsewhere on this site but it is a portrait of my son playing his guitar;


    G1 + 20mm 1.7 iso 320 shutter 1/30s
  14. ahuyevshi

    ahuyevshi Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 9, 2010
    Berkeley, CA
    Here is mine...

    EP2 ISO 1600 F/4.5 Heliar 15mm


    EP2 ISO 400 20mm 1.7 @ F/5.6

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  15. kilofox

    kilofox Mu-43 Rookie

    Mar 2, 2010
    Western Michigan, US
    Love the 20mm shots!

    Q: Does the 20mm require getting REALLY close for a headshot? I am coming from a D90 and use 100mm or longer for portrait work.
  16. hodad66

    hodad66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jan 27, 2010
    Indialantic, Florida

    Patty hates pictures...... I snuck her into this one with Skyler
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  17. pete

    pete Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2010
    Phoenix, Az
    Mr. Ty

    Never quite know what he's thinking or where he's been....grandson
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  18. flyby

    flyby Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 14, 2010
    Los Angeles, CA

    This is my granddaughter. My co-conspirator on the MU-43 PAD. This was one of those pics. Just had it printed and framed. GF1 and Minolta 50mm F/1.4

    Attached Files:

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  19. tocorro

    tocorro New to Mu-43

    Mar 2, 2010
    Wanting to start inhome portrait studio? I'm wanting to create some type of inhome portrait studio but am not sure what equip to buy. I'd like to be able to take portraits of my kids using different colored backdrops and props. (like how Sears or Jcpenney does) I have a Canon Rebel XTI digital camera. Canon external flash and 300 zoom lens. Photoshop program on my computer and nice photo printer. What else do I need to purchase? Any other tips or advice?
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  20. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Great stuff - may add a fast prime to my wishlist.
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