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Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
05-06-2010, 01:31 PM
This has been a "Personal Project" of mine ever since getting into Portraiture.
It came from the study of Alfred Steglitz and the portraits he did of his wife Georgia Okeefe.

Ernst

Mad Aussie
05-06-2010, 09:39 PM
Very nice. Love the two lighting source result.

crystalb
05-06-2010, 10:15 PM
Lovely light indeed! Would you mind sharing your setup?

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
05-06-2010, 10:31 PM
Thanks guys.

Crystal, Pretty simple set up. Main Softbox camera right at a 45% angle, back edge at his shoulders and then feathered. Two strip lights in the background on each side. Reflector on camera left.

crystalb
05-06-2010, 10:51 PM
My guess was close, just missed the strip lights :)
Thank You!

Richard
05-07-2010, 02:21 AM
Love this shot, your lighting is lovely. Thanks for mentioning Alfred Steglitz, just looked him up on Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Stieglitz).

:thumbup:

Michaelaw
05-07-2010, 02:27 AM
Great shot Ernst...May I ask what lens you used and subject distance to BG?
The light is very good:thumbup:

AntZ
05-07-2010, 08:02 AM
Fantastic. Wonderful lighting and interesting looking subject.

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
05-07-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks everyone.

Richard, In my opinion Alfred Steglitz is the most important person in American Art History. And not just becuase he himself was a photographer.

Michael, I pretty much use a 28-70 f2.8 in my studio and pretty much keep it at the 70mm postion. The subject is about 4 ft from the backdrop.

kat
05-07-2010, 01:04 PM
Fantastic portrait. If you don't mind me asking..haha..how far away are you from the subject?

edG
05-07-2010, 07:16 PM
love the shot and the comp - absolutely classic