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07/11/2007 12:58:00 AM · #1
Would a portrait usually be of just the persons face? Or upper body in a general pose? Or full body in a general pose? Or just of a person with interesting surroundings smiling and jumping in the air be OK?
07/11/2007 12:59:21 AM · #2
It could be any of those...
07/11/2007 01:45:18 AM · #3
It's a portrait. You make a photograph, which portays a subject. You don't use artifical lights. Pretty general really.

My favorite kind of portraits are environmental, ones that really tell you about the subject. Look back through the challenge archives for ideas, there was a challenge just for that.
07/11/2007 03:02:43 AM · #4
So is it OK to use a reflector?
07/11/2007 03:14:41 AM · #5
might turn out to be a contest to see who could create natural light effects from artifical lights ;)
07/11/2007 03:15:39 AM · #6
Originally posted by DianeS:

So is it OK to use a reflector?


It would actually be legitimate to use as many artificial light sources as you may want, as not meeting the challenge criteria is not grounds for disqualification. As far as the spirit of the rules are concerned, that's a different matter.

Reflectors would certainly fall within the spirit of the rules, as one is really only using natural light, just redirecting it.
07/11/2007 04:18:24 AM · #7
Hehehehe :P
07/11/2007 05:13:12 AM · #8
Originally posted by Larus:

Hehehehe :P


ye ye i know ... nice lady in fur walking down the deserted road :-)
07/11/2007 06:42:09 AM · #9
This is probably a stupid question, but what about fill flash? I just did a bunch of pictures that were natural light, except for fill flash on some of them, but they're outside the dates of the challenge.

Used Fill Flash

I don't want to show the ones I didn't use any fill flash, eventhough the customer was very happy. She said it was the best picture ever taken of her daughter. But, I might try and use her as a model, and I don't want her to be recognized.
07/11/2007 06:50:13 AM · #10
I think that is not within the spirit of the challenge. Any kind of flash (except a lightning flash) really doenst seem like natural light to me.
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

This is probably a stupid question, but what about fill flash? I just did a bunch of pictures that were natural light, except for fill flash on some of them, but they're outside the dates of the challenge.

Used Fill Flash

I don't want to show the ones I didn't use any fill flash, eventhough the customer was very happy. She said it was the best picture ever taken of her daughter. But, I might try and use her as a model, and I don't want her to be recognized.
07/11/2007 07:03:11 AM · #11
What's a lighting flash?
07/11/2007 07:04:30 AM · #12
lightNing flash as in the stuff that comes during thunderstorms...

Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

What's a lighting flash?
07/11/2007 07:36:07 AM · #13
Oh duh! Haha!
07/11/2007 07:44:45 AM · #14
*bounces around singing*
Cindi can't use her studio, Cindi can't use her studio...

:-)
07/11/2007 07:56:04 AM · #15
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

*bounces around singing*
Cindi can't use her studio, Cindi can't use her studio...

:-)


Studio shooters not having thier security blankets is NOT FUNNY!! :P

07/11/2007 08:08:42 AM · #16
Originally posted by jaded_youth:


Studio shooters not having thier security blankets is NOT FUNNY!! :P


Nope, it's hilarious :-)
07/11/2007 09:28:51 AM · #17
OMG!!! I LOVE PORTRAITS WITH NATURAL LIGHT....oh I am SO excited!!!!!
07/11/2007 09:34:57 AM · #18
This is finally a challenge that falls within my strengths...I think. I do mostly portait and I only use natural light.....CHA CHING!!!! (I say that now, but come next week when I'm staring a 4.3 in the face, I'll be singing a different tune.)
07/11/2007 09:44:55 AM · #19
Okay, how can you actually tell if someone only used natural light?

If I submit something like this, which is a natural light portrait, am I going to get a whole lot of comments telling me it doesn't meet the spirit of the challenge?
07/11/2007 09:57:24 AM · #20
Originally posted by ragamuffingirl:

Okay, how can you actually tell if someone only used natural light?

If I submit something like this, which is a natural light portrait, am I going to get a whole lot of comments telling me it doesn't meet the spirit of the challenge?


Probably, sorry to say. Although some people may take the time to look at the catch lights in the eyes to check for the shape of a window.
07/11/2007 11:04:44 AM · #21
Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

*bounces around singing*
Cindi can't use her studio, Cindi can't use her studio...

:-)


Oh yes Cindi can! Cindi has windows! :P
07/11/2007 11:21:19 AM · #22
Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

*bounces around singing*
Cindi can't use her studio, Cindi can't use her studio...

:-)


Oh yes Cindi can! Cindi has windows! :P


You have my sympathy. I have a Mac. ;-P
07/11/2007 11:40:42 AM · #23
Pc's rule! Macs drool!
07/11/2007 11:43:07 AM · #24
Originally posted by scalvert:

Originally posted by idnic:

Originally posted by fotomann_forever:

*bounces around singing*
Cindi can't use her studio, Cindi can't use her studio...

:-)


Oh yes Cindi can! Cindi has windows! :P


You have my sympathy. I have a Mac. ;-P


Oh real cute they mean GLASS Windows as in natural light portal!

Message edited by author 2007-07-11 11:43:14.
07/11/2007 11:43:34 AM · #25
Originally posted by scalvert:

Oh yes Cindi can! Cindi has windows! :P


You have my sympathy. I have a Mac. ;-P [/quote]

Gonna kick you bum this week, Mac-man. Your apple won't hide your embarassment. :P
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