Unique Portraits

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  1. inTempus

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    So, I was thinking about mixing things up a bit with a portrait tonight. I called my buddy and coxed him into being my guinea pig with the promise of beer and being able to play COD Modern Warfare 2.

    I wanted to take a different approach, mostly by using lighting and very shallow depth of field to get something a little unique or out of the ordinary (at least for me).

    Here's the result.

    Thoughts?

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    I really like it. Did you shoot that with the 84 or the 50?
     
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    Its neat, but it gives the feeling that he's leaning his head forward from his body like an ostrich.
     
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    The first image as my first attempt at the concept. After going through the set I learned what I liked and didn't like about the first attempt. I had my buddy come back over today to reshoot and I applied what I learned to this second shot.

    This is exactly what I was going for.

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    Looks better. What did you do different?
     
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    It look like a mug shot. A superbly done mugshot.... but still a mughot. Which is weird because the first shot doesn't. That 1/4 smile makes the difference I guess.
     
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    guys got an interesting face, could have used some powder though hes very shinny, however he doesnt look like the kind of guy that would take kindly to that sugestion
     
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    I think that adds to it. It just feels real and raw to me. We're so saturated with 'airbrushed' (read: photoshopped) models these days that it's refreshing to see a well done portrait of a real person. Great job.
     
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    I'm not really sure if it's the right word to use, but it looks like there's a lot of intensity in his face. I really like what you did here.
     
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    I like the concept. Almost like I'm wearing 3D glasses. Definitely more interesting than a flat image. Are you considering using this technique in regular shoots?
     
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    I like the first shot better. The high angle and small DOF really make it different.
     

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