Chef Portraits

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by SpeedTrap, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. SpeedTrap

    SpeedTrap TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This was done this afternoon in my studio, I am new to Portraits.
    Please C&C Welcome

    1) This one is soft, He asked it to be
    [​IMG]

    2) Just Some Fun with knives
    [​IMG]

    3) A bit more serious
    [​IMG]
     
  2. oldnavy170

    oldnavy170 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,236
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Rochester, New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think these came out nice. I really like the editing done on #1.
     
  3. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,600
    Likes Received:
    20
    Location:
    Hermosa Beach, CA U.S.A
    I like the knife balance shot. Creative!

    Love & Bass
     
  4. Alpha

    Alpha Troll Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2005
    Messages:
    5,454
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The lighting is well done in these.

    Did you extract in the first one? Why is he glowing? Also, you should try to increase your subject to background distance in #2, if possible. Ideally you want the background and all of its wrinkled glory to not be visible at f8.
     
  5. SpeedTrap

    SpeedTrap TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    He is glowing because he asked me to give him a light glow;) , it was something had seen and wanted to know if I could do it.
    He siad "I want to look Angelic" short of giving him a halo, I thought this might look good
    He was not extracted, it is just a layering trick I know.

    Thanks for the feedback so far.
     
  6. wildmaven

    wildmaven TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2007
    Messages:
    985
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Picking up dog poops
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nice job eliminating reflection in his glasses! Was this a photoshop trick, or did you achieve that just by lighting? His teeth seem a bit too white in #3. Bleach or photoshop? Nowadays it's hard to tell, LOL.

    Marian
     
  7. Ajay

    Ajay TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,249
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Roanoke, VA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I like these. Nice and clean.

    My only nitpick is on #2. I think the action of the knife balancing and his body language are contradicting each other. The rest of his body and even his facial expression just seems too boring compared to what his hand is doing. I understand he is a chef and not a model so maybe he had a hard time getting comfortable in front of the camera. Just my two cents.
     
  8. SpeedTrap

    SpeedTrap TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    26
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    The reflections in the glasses are combined anti reflective glasses and how the lighting is placed, and as for the teeth it is photoshop.
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page
chef portrait
,
chef portrait with knife
,

chef portraits

,
chef studio portraits
,
chef, portrait
,
chef's portraits
,
cool chef portraits
,
creative chef portraits
,
great chef portraits
,
portraits of chefs