Posts from the category Portraiture

Skylight

The first photo from a portrait session in the PROGR building in Bern, to which I will be returning from time to time as a new indoor location for my portrait and “theatrical” photography.

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Looking for location suggestions

I am continually on the lookout for interesting and characterful places to use in my photography and I am compiling a list of possible locations, to which I can return in the future and use in my photography.

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Helios 5 in 1

A technical review and explanation of the Helios 5 in 1 reflector/diffuser combination, which I added to my collection of equipment this week.

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Open air studio

After trying out the lighting technique I mentioned yesterday, of a large diffused light source right above the subject, I wanted to apply the technique to an outdoor location. When we set up the shots under cover in Interlaken (but outside), the first problem was that there were no suitably white walls to hand. If you ever find yourself in this situation, there’s an easy solution: simply expose your shot for the person you’re photographing and then over-expose the background of the shot by at least three stops.

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The eye of the beholder

I learned an important lesson in portrait photography last weekend: that of how ready the subject is to see themselves in an honest and detailed image, when they may be seeing themselves this way for the first time.

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Back in the studio

It’s been a while since I’ve been in the studio and taken high contrast black and white portraits, so Jo helped me this evening to practice.

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SprainTV I

permanenttourist.ch/articles/2009/11/spraintv-the-movie/ I will be looking for volunteers for the One Frame Movie series next spring, once the weather is a bit warmer again. Please drop me a line if you’re interested: contact details are on my website.

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