Old 02-11-2017   #4321
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Erik, For quite some time now, I've noticed that EVERY image you post is just magic. Aside from the fact that you are an excellent photographer (composition, etc.) you do something magic in your processing. I struggle mightily to get such tonality and "quality" as in your images. I even went out and bought the same film as you use, but that's not enough .

Anyway, another beautiful image.
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Old 02-11-2017   #4322
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Absolutely agree with you about Erik's work, rfaspen.
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Old 02-13-2017   #4323
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Curious. Is that strap secured via his jacket button? Could be a very efficient technique here... I'm always just dissatisfied with wearing my cam on a neck strap, but then equally unhappy just holding the camera, HCB-style. This looks different yet.

Lovely image BTW.
It is. It's a wrist strap with the button going through where your wrist would go. It comes right up to his eye for vertical and horizontal shooting and when he has it down it rests right in his coat pocket.
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Old 02-13-2017   #4324
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Beautiful indeed. Shows a lovely intimate connection between Erik and his images. Technically brilliant but more importantly, pictorially and creatively heartfelt.
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Erik, For quite some time now, I've noticed that EVERY image you post is just magic. Aside from the fact that you are an excellent photographer (composition, etc.) you do something magic in your processing. I struggle mightily to get such tonality and "quality" as in your images. I even went out and bought the same film as you use, but that's not enough .

Anyway, another beautiful image.
100% agree about the "magic" of Erik's photography.
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Old 03-04-2017   #4327
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this is exactly the kind of contrast,sharpness,mood i am looking for. i was seriously thinking of buying any other 35 instead of the summicron because of the price. but i will bite the bullet just because of this you posted.
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Old 03-06-2017   #4330
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There are GREAT portraits in this post. I like in a special way the work of giulio, Erik, xdayv, SEM... and the others are very good too. Congrats.

I will try to share with you some of my portaits I have taken with my M5 and 35mm (Ultron):





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I cant agree here.
This thread is getting worse and worse, half of the photos has nothing to do with portrait being just random photos of people and even animals.
Like why you posted your second photo in this thread and calling it a portrait is a mystery to me.

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There are GREAT portraits in this post. I like in a special way the work of giulio, Erik, xdayv, SEM... and the others are very good too. Congrats.

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I cant agree here.
This thread is getting worse and worse, half of the photos has nothing to do with portrait being just random photos of people and even animals.
Like why you posted your second photo in this thread and calling it a portrait is a mystery to me.
Thanks for sharing your views on what a portrait should and shouldn't be. Don't forget to go through some more threads and tell everyone that they're doing it wrong. Your help is much appreciated.
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I cant agree here.
This thread is getting worse and worse, half of the photos has nothing to do with portrait being just random photos of people and even animals.
Like why you posted your second photo in this thread and calling it a portrait is a mystery to me.
i actually adored the second portrait and don't understand your hostility. we need less words like yours and more photographs like his.
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I didn't say that the photo is bad, all I said is that it is not a portrait.
Actually the photo is great but in the wrong thread.

By the way, why are you writing about yourself in plural, you have some royal blood?

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Old 03-06-2017   #4335
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It would be nice if Vobluda gives his definition of a portrait. We will see then if we can agree with him.

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Old 03-07-2017   #4337
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Vobluda, I would appreciate a lot if you tell us what do you understand with "portrait". Maybe, I'm wrong and I don't understand correctly this word (portrait). Please read my words without cynicism.

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It is. It's a wrist strap with the button going through where your wrist would go. It comes right up to his eye for vertical and horizontal shooting and when he has it down it rests right in his coat pocket.
Thanks for this description. Its an idea for the colder months. I'm concerned with the strength of my button though. Might want to reinforce it with some additional Kevlar thread or something but I do have a nice wool coat with a pocket in just the right spot.
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Old 03-09-2017   #4339
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Vobluda, I would appreciate a lot if you tell us what do you understand with "portrait". Maybe, I'm wrong and I don't understand correctly this word (portrait). Please read my words without cynicism.
Perhaps Vobluda has the subject matter of a photograph confused with the orientation of said photograph?
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I am surprised at your harsh and unfair responses regarding Martin's (vobluda) comment. Please have a look at classic portraiture photography of the old masters like Yousuf Karsh, August Sander or even modern masters like Harry Borden or Stefan Moses. Then you have to realise that Martin's judgment is valid here. A portrait in a classic sense is one that is more or less staged. Those who are portrayed engage in the process and are aware of the photographer and his camera. This is even more valid if you study the portrait genre in the field of painting... One can argue that said definition is exactly the case in Shab's second picture (a great one) but alas don't argue too much, post “portrait photographs” instead
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What is a candid portrait then?
The exception that proves the rule, I guess the fact that the modifier "candid" is used arguably implies that a "portrait" is normally not candid. Anyway, of course there are different kinds of portraits, including candid ones, and some people interpret the thread title more inclusively, whereas others have a more specific portraiture style in mind.

It is an interesting question though, where you draw the line between a portrait, and a photograph that has an individual person as its primary subject. I think (based on this discussion) that different people can come to quite different conclusions.
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What is a candid portrait then?
Does Bruce Gilden's work meet the criteria?
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Although I wouldn't argue the point, I would agree that a little more discipline would be a good thin. For example, there is another thread titled environmental portraits, to my mind this is quite a specific genre, so a portrait of someone in a setting that informs us a little or a lot about the subject, tells us something specifically about them beyond where they were at the time of the photo being taken, but it's full of images of people in, well environments, but very rarely informative, and is it possible to photograph anyone not in an environment. So I don't bother looking anymore as all these threads are basically the same.
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Old 03-15-2017   #4347
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Here is a recent one that I took in Kolkata, India with my 35mm Zeiss Distagon

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I found my Visoflex had jammed up today, so I took it apart, cleaned and lubricated it, and polished the ground glass. I started out trying to photograph the squirrel with the 560mm/f6.7 but I had to go so far back for minimum focusing distance, I discovered I could get the same framing much closer with the 280mm/f4.8. Much lighter on the tripod and I could get 1/60s with that lens and 100ASA film.

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Thanks a lot Pacco and Roland, much appreciated.

Here is another recent photo that I took in Kolkata.


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WOW! The similarity between the guys hair and the reflection of those branches in the water is amazing!

What lens? 28 Summilux?

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I'm not so much a portrait photographer! Now in the phase to learn the M10 I'm trying something, courtesy of my wife as model! Using the M10 like I use the M7...



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WOW! The similarity between the guys hair and the reflection of those branches in the water is amazing!

What lens? 28 Summilux?
Thanks a lot sleepyhead, it was actually with my 35mm 1.4 Zeiss Distagon...... I do not own a 28mm summilux "yet", but I did borrow my friends last year and shot a lot with it in Myanmar and it is a "dreams" lens for me and I hope to purchase one sometime this year.

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