Kwazee- Studio portrait with color gels

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  1. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    A portrait I took of one of my best friends Kwazee earlier this year. I've shared a couple of images from this shoot here already so some of you may already be familiar with this setup, but this was an experimental shoot where he and I built the photo set using big foam insulation boards connected like a V-flat to make "walls", and attached platinum reflective mylar to them.

    Shot using the original Canon 5D with a Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens attached, set to f/13, 1/160th sec, ISO 100. Lit using two Neewer C300 flash heads with color gels.
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    I like this a lot. Great color and interesting lighting, scene/pose. Very nicely done. Also compliments on the fairly simple setup as well. Proves you don't have to have a big studio to shoot cool images.

    Be well,

    Mark
     
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    Nicely done. I saw this photo on your Facebook page a couple of days ago. I'm glad you decided to share it with us here at tpf.
     
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    Thank you. I've always been poor, so I enjoy proving that you don't need expensive setups or the newest camera or luxury glass the make quality portraits. Even the flash setup is a kit that costs less than $200.
     
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    Thanks! I try to remember to log into the forum when I can.
     
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    Everything said, this is a very interesting image. Very creative and very well captured. Great artistic photograph, and great explanation of the process.
     
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    Love all the photos from this shoot and still planning to steal this idea when I do my daughter’s senior photos later this month.
     
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    This is exactly right. I worked as a photojournalist for 30+ years and one thing that it teaches you is to work fast with a minimal amount of equipment as possible. Exactly right and again, a great shot!

    Mark
     
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    Not much I can add. Just another delightful take.
     
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    Destin Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Freaking incredible. One of my favorite photos on this forum in recent memory.

    Nominated for POTM.
     
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    I can only imagine the amount of knowledge it took to create something so good with such lighting. Well deserved nomination.
     
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    Thank you! Sometimes when I'm not feeling too lazy I think it's important to share details that might help others be creative with their work and be able to have some hints towards how I get a certain look in my own photos.
     
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