When one looks up the description of a “Portrait” on Wikipedia the explanation and examples are that of taking either full face or full length image (or painting which is the origination of the art form dating back centuries). One sentence however is most prominent to me:
…in photography a portrait is generally not a snapshot, but a composed image of a person in a still position.
Not just body posture, head angle and arms but eyes themselves provide a clue to the subjects mood, character and feelings.
“Pure” © Harvey Grohmann 2013 All Rights Reserved
Shot details: Nikon D7000 | Sigma 85mm f/1.4 EX HSM OS @85mm
ISO-800 | f/8 | 1/100s | EV -0.7 | Hand Held
Post Processing in part with Topaz Labs.
Gear I use: Bodies: Nikon D-SLR’s / Lenses: Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Vivitar
Filters: Hoya UV & Polarizing / Flash: Nikon Speed-lights / Bag: Lowe Pro
Tripods & Heads: Manfrotto / Grips, Triggers, Timers, Batteries etc: BandH
Editing Plug-in: Topaz Labs Noise Reduction, HDR, B&W Conversion & more!
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Whilst there is a newer version out, namely the 24-70mm EX DG HSM f/2.8 one can still pickup a decent 2nd hand version of this lens for a fair price.
New, Nikon and Canon’s versions are over R20,000-00. Sigma’s is about R8,000-00 (as of 2009)
Gear I use: Bodies: Nikon D-SLR’s / Lenses: Nikon, Sigma, Tokina, Vivitar /
Filters: Hoya UV & Polarizing / Flash: Nikon Speed-lights / Bag: Lowe Pro /
Tripods & Heads: Manfrotto / Grips and Batteries: Phottix
Editing Plug-in: Topaz Labs for Noise Reduction, HDR.
WBF – Silverstar Casino
Did a shoot at one of the World Bodybuilder Federation’s comps at Silverstar Casino, Mulderstrift. Thanks Richard (SnapAfrica) and Chaz (EVOX) for the opportunity! Thanks also to Vanessa (Silverstar) for your hospitality and Andre (SilverStar) for your teams eagle eyes!
I setup a mini-studio with backdrop, strobes, off camera flash, triggers and umbrella to shoot some of the contestants full length as well as a few stage shots from a distance. Here are a few shots of these sculpted athletes. Note: They are very bronzed thanks to the special gold cream they use all over their bodies. Not because of gold umbrellas!
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Now enjoyed "Down Under"
I’m selling various print sizes of this image, or framed canvas for your home, office, pub, boardroom, shop, restaurant, or it can be licensed for print/advertising. Shot with the Sigma 28-70mm f/2.8 EX DG for Nikon. Click about/contact if you wish to order a print. Thanks!
My studio is available for Portrait, Portfolio and Product Shoots.
The studio can be hired for 1 hour for a family or single portrait shoot or minimum 2 hours for a basic portfolio shoot, both including photographer.
The fee is negotiable, to receive a quote and/or book please click here.