An absolutely amazing Veteran's Portrait Project session...

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by tirediron, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. vintagesnaps

    vintagesnaps Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    He has an E type?!!!

    Since you aren't showing us pictures of that..... I'll just have to say this is wonderfully done. It is a little on the dark side but I've noticed the quality of photos posted here isn't the same as what people have on their Flickr, etc. so I assume it looks even better in person (as a print).

    You certainly captured the personality in those eyes.


     
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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    He does, but his daily ride is just a mid-90s XJ... Thanks (the other) Sharon! :)
     
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    oldhippy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Beautiful work, great subject. Big hearted photographer.
     
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  4. Dean_Gretsch

    Dean_Gretsch Always looking... Supporting Member

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    97??? What? I hope I look that good at 70 ( if I make it )! His eyes are still so full of life and intelligence. Awesome story to go with this very nice portrait.
     
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  5. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank-you, Ed! :)

    Tell me about it!!!! Thanks Dean!
     
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    For 97 Commander Chance looks great. On the image you made I think you did a very good job that I am sure you are both very happy with, no reflection in the glasses and even the medals are spot on. A very nicely made image and one to be proud of too.
     
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    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I was going to say something similar. My comment was going to be something to the effect: This is my favorite in the series so far because the subject seems well exposed, where ones in the past almost seem under.
     
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    snowbear fuzzy-wuzzy Supporting Member

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    A fine job, sir.
     
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  9. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thank-you, sir! :)

    Cheers! I wish I could share the prints and get opinions on the exposure and appearance.

    Thank-you!
     
  10. mrca

    mrca No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Tirediron, I agree, I like the degree of separation on jacket and bg and am not surprised on a loss of quality posted over the original image either on your monitor or printed. The face would be the most important element in the image followed by the medals. I think the color of the jacket separates it from the mottled bg as well. By the way, not a speck of lint on it. Impeccable. Karsh is one of my favorite photographers and my business headshot is an homage to him and his subject, one of my favorite authors, Hemingway, white beard created with kickers a tad hot. His technique of intentionally ticking off his subject, Churchill, I employed with one of my trademark images. Lesson learned don't tell them you intentionally pissed them off when they are pointing loaded guns. What also caught my eye and probably some fans of the military, was his last name. It immediately reminded me of a movie I have watched several times about the respect given our fallen warriors. Taking Chance.
     
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  11. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks! :) Given that the majority of my clientele are senior citizens I have become a bit of an expert at cleaning lint & dandruff!
     
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    A sticky lint roller is always in my location case. Saves lots of time in post. I'm in FL so not only am I among senior citizens, I are one.
     
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