Mista Skee

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photoblog image "No greater smile than this" (Part 2)

"No greater smile than this" (Part 2)

There's something about portraits, something that keeps making me take more and more of them.

To me the face – the eyes, the expression of the mouth – is the thing that reflects character. It is the only part of the body that permits us to see the inner person! -Philippe Halsman, "Great Themes : LIFE Library of Photography" by Time-Life (Editor), page: 106

So i'm back, Easter Monday, with a portrait! Happy Easter everyone :-)

I spent, the weekend, updating my portrait portfolio.

The lighting in the above photograph was easily achieved with the help of just one canon speedlite, and of course natural daylight :-)

Post processing was done after RAW conversion in canon's DPP, which i'm beginning to like using. Photoshop, was then used to creat both the soft focus effect as well as the duotoned effect.

The result... as you can see is stunning, but then, so is the model.

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. -Ansel Adams



"No greater smile than this" (Part 2)

There's something about portraits, something that keeps making me take more and more of them.

To me the face – the eyes, the expression of the mouth – is the thing that reflects character. It is the only part of the body that permits us to see the inner person! -Philippe Halsman, "Great Themes : LIFE Library of Photography" by Time-Life (Editor), page: 106

So i'm back, Easter Monday, with a portrait! Happy Easter everyone :-)

I spent, the weekend, updating my portrait portfolio.

The lighting in the above photograph was easily achieved with the help of just one canon speedlite, and of course natural daylight :-)

Post processing was done after RAW conversion in canon's DPP, which i'm beginning to like using. Photoshop, was then used to creat both the soft focus effect as well as the duotoned effect.

The result... as you can see is stunning, but then, so is the model.

There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. -Ansel Adams



comments (7)

Superb shot, love the lighting and the soft focus makes it special.
Yeah, that's a great quote, Skee. Living in Arizona, US a lot of photography professors and teachers idolize the Ansel's work.

I like that her face is perfectly exposed while everything else is just a little blown out...it really directs your attention to her face. Regards, Brent
Lovely lighting as always.

Suby
  • Veloran
  • Singapore
  • 17 Apr 2006, 15:30
Nice portrait, good shot.
  • Tuffer
  • Seattle, US
  • 17 Apr 2006, 19:39
The duotones look nice and the DOF works well here, especially as Brent mentioned, with the blown our areas on her jacket.
  • morenike
  • Nigeria
  • 18 Apr 2006, 10:12
Cool. Like the tones. I can actually see the outine of her contacts.
  • Janice
  • Toronto
  • 19 Apr 2006, 00:16
Help! I need to know how you achieved the duotones in PS. The only way I have tried to achieve something like this before is to just remove the color and convert to b&w and then add a sepia tone. Oh but you did something much much much better here. Oh I need to know! This is great! smile
Mr Skee: Help is on the way :-D i've left a reply on you blog !

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