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2bits
03-20-2008, 06:34 AM
Might take a minute to load on a slow computer but wait it's worth it.

You may not have access to the "celebrity" but everyone has a face.

Here's what a good/great portrait looks like.


http://2photo.ru/2008/03/19/znamenitosti_ot_fotografa_platon.html

rmrdaddy
03-20-2008, 08:23 AM
Yeah, That is some amazing photograpy right there. nice find.

Rei
03-20-2008, 10:55 AM
That is a pretty standard 'fashion' style portrait.

If you want to see how it was done, the first thing you do is look at the reflection of the lights in the eyes. Luckily, we can see the whole setup in Bono's sunglasses.

http://2photo.ru/uploads/posts/4268/20080318/platon/18_03_2008_0301232001205871479_platon.jpg

It is easy to get if you have a strobe, an umbrella (or softbox) and a camera on manual mode. Here is a tutorial on how to make it happen:
http://www.meejahor.com/?p=617

Although not as obvious, you can see the same thing happening in the other portraits. Just check out the reflections in the eyes.
http://2photo.ru/uploads/posts/4268/20080318/platon/18_03_2008_0205261001205871479_platon.jpg
http://2photo.ru/uploads/posts/4268/20080318/platon/18_03_2008_0248811001205871479_platon.jpg
http://2photo.ru/uploads/posts/4268/20080318/platon/18_03_2008_0259462001205871479_platon.jpg
http://2photo.ru/uploads/posts/4268/20080318/platon/18_03_2008_0275106001205871479_platon.jpg

ouch
03-20-2008, 03:38 PM
Great post. You can see how much I liked it.

2bits
03-20-2008, 04:07 PM
Ouch,

Would have been my choice too
In heavy competition at that but you picked the one with
the hard centre :lol:

Here's another link of "similar" work

http://www.2photo.ru/2006/07/22/close_up__fotograf_martin_schoeller.html

Jack Nicholson looks
like he's waiting for you to pass the ketchup
Yikes!
Great face(s).

===
You sir are the salt and pepper here.
Always the better for what you add
And just the right touch.

:001_smile

Haiku
03-20-2008, 04:53 PM
Thanks for posting these links, very interesting to see this type of thing is being done.

2bits
03-20-2008, 05:05 PM
Thanks for posting these links, very interesting to see this type of thing is being done.

My pleasure ... check out the dozen or so links (my favorites)

here ... http://qazonline.stumbleupon.com/

The links & most of the pics are "clickable" leading to bigger and better etc etc

I think some will make you want to pick up the camera
and others will make you want quit all together
they're that good - IMHO
:biggrin: