Portrait Adella by Barbara MacFerrin
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Portrait Adella

October 28, 2019

This was actually a test shot of my daughter. Lit on camera left with 36" octa, and on camera right a light pointing at backdrop. A bit of natural light for fill. Editing in ACR and photoshop. Nikon D750, 85mm, f/5, 1/200, ISO100. My work is inspired by Renaissance old master paintings so my lighting will reflect that look.

85mm · f/5.0 · 1/200s · ISO 100
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theo nana's picture

wow very powerful, if this is only the test shot, then cant wait for the actual one

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Chris Rosebrough's picture

I cannot imagine the time in post that you spend achieving this painterly look but it is worth every minute and hour. This is amazing!

Barbara MacFerrin's picture

Thank you! It actually doesn't take that long :)

mohammad alotaibi's picture

amazing shot !

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Bruno Guerchon Nunes's picture

Amazing work, Barbara! I logged in just to rate it and follow you! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Thanks so much I really appreciate it! :)

Philip Angell's picture

Beautiful lighting and colour palette which really complement each other, and the pose. I like the post production too. Beautiful all round.

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Douglas Neese's picture

Amazing photograph!

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Saeed Iqbal's picture

You are so talented, your photos do look like the work of old masters.

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Gregory Scott's picture

It doesn't need a better model. I love it just the way it is. You might have overly smoothed her face, and I personally would have used more contrast and saturation, but that's just me. The color and lighting seem perfect to me. I like the very direct interaction of model with camera.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiaroscuro
With a little more contrast, it would neatly fit this fine art technique.

But even at the current contrast, I feel that it still meets the following wikipedia definition of a variant of the technique:
"It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for the use of contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modelling three-dimensional objects and figures."

Carlos Cedano's picture

outstanding!!! I created this account just so I can follow you and comment! beautiful portrait!

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Phil Cornwall's picture

Splendid! <3

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Hanaa Turkistani's picture

fabulous photo barbra

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Gareth Jones's picture

Beautiful image - congratulations. It's totally captivating, as are the best Renaissance images. You met your goal. Cheers.

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THank you!

Jessica Stacey-Miller's picture

Incredible!

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Thanks!