Working on a big portrait session with some interesting subjects which will hopefully come together over the next week or so. Testing some of my old Minolta glass especially the MC Rokkor (great rap name) 58mm f1.4. Sometimes you get gold with old lenses other times, well, not so much. This time however we have struck gold big time! The lens in question is from 1969, its a year younger than me.
Had the privilege of meeting Glen today, a personality and a half plus a photographer! I love shooting interesting people and Glen was that. He came assisted by a very able make-up artist- Raquel.
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Or a great photographer ( when I am not available) Glen- email@example.com
Decided to underlight Glen and add a bit of dynamic directional lighting Trusty Octolight at work. I have committed to a year of the Portrait Project so drop me an email here
I am tailoring my lighting to my subject, as you probably realise by now I like a directional light. This shoot involved the ever present Octolight and a two meter shoot through scrim. I decided to upload a sequence of shots so you can see the flow of a shoot.
My favourite is of course the black and white below although its not exactly flattering-