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Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
05-06-2010, 12:31 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.


Mad Aussie
05-06-2010, 08:39 PM
Very nice. Love the two lighting source result.

05-06-2010, 09:15 PM
Lovely light indeed! Would you mind sharing your setup?

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
05-06-2010, 09:31 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.

05-06-2010, 09:51 PM
My guess was close, just missed the strip lights :)
Thank You!

05-07-2010, 01:21 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).


05-07-2010, 01:27 AM
Great shot Ernst...May I ask what lens you used and subject distance to BG?
The light is very good:thumbup:

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

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer
05-07-2010, 09:05 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.

05-07-2010, 12:04 PM
Fantastic portrait. If you don't mind me asking..haha..how far away are you from the subject?

05-07-2010, 06:16 PM
love the shot and the comp - absolutely classic