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New Portraitures posted by waltparada May 13, 2008 02:31PM reply | quote
posted by waltparada

Recently, I photographed this beautiful girl, named Amanda. It was our third time working with one another, but my first using a Lensbaby (3G) on her. Without question, the LB-3G was a conversation starter, but she was very pleased with how she turned out nonetheless.

In the black-n-white shot, I used an f/11 aperture ring since I was using a strong strobe on her. Had I not, there would've been A LOT of light coming into the camera, thus, causing a washed-out picture.

In the second (color) shot, I used an f/4 to garner some rich blur around her. Overall, I am pleased with the images using the Lensbaby.

Re: New Portraitures posted by BearWoodsDavid May 13, 2008 08:52PM reply | quote
posted by BearWoodsDavid

You should be pleased they are very good. Thanks for sharing.

David Akoubian

"Time is a wonderful healer, but a really bad beautician" - Unknown
Re: New Portraitures posted by RichB May 13, 2008 10:38PM reply | quote
posted by RichB


These are very beautiful portraits -- in line with your posts of the past.

Re: New Portraitures posted by Darrell Marquette May 14, 2008 12:11AM reply | quote
posted by Darrell Marquette

I prefer #2 because of the tilt and having her shoulders at an angle to the camera.
Re: New Portraitures posted by Mike Bokeh May 14, 2008 09:01AM reply | quote
posted by Mike Bokeh

Good, creative use of the f11 ring.

I think the Lensbaby does its best, dreamy special effects work @ f5.6 and below, but I recently did a test with all the aperture rings, and liked the results above f8.0 as well.

I haven't tried flash yet, though.

Good work!

Re: New Portraitures posted by essablue May 14, 2008 09:55AM reply | quote
posted by essablue

Walt, these are beautiful portraits! One thing though.. my eye is drawn to the differing skintones on her neck/chest area on #1, an easy fix. :)

Re: New Portraitures posted by Va girl May 14, 2008 10:24AM reply | quote
posted by Va girl

Beautiful work Walter.


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