DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Let it Snow!
2nd PlaceLet it Snow!
DrAchoo


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Color Studio Portrait III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Location: Eugene, OR
Date: Sep 29, 2008
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/160
Galleries: Portraiture, Children
Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2008

When shooting a beautiful model (am I biased?) the job of the photographer is to simply get out of the way and let their beauty shine through.

For those who think you need an expensive studio to take portraits, this was done with $25 in foamcore and a $70 reflector. More foamcore could be substituted for the reflector to lower the cost even more. One flash was used off camera to blow out the background. You can see the setup below. Light was coming in through a window eight feet up and bounced off the reflector in front of Laine. The chair with the towel was to keep the light from hitting her hat on the way in and causing a highlight.

' . substr('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/40000-44999/40718/120/726527.jpg', strrpos('//images.dpchallenge.com/images_portfolio/40000-44999/40718/120/726527.jpg', '/') + 1) . '

[Oct. 7th, 2008 11:58:45 PM]

I'm hoping this ribbons so I can dedicate it to ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' ryand who on 10/1/08 forgot I was still entering challenges... ;)

Statistics
Place: 2 out of 191
Avg (all users): 7.1466
Avg (commenters): 8.5294
Avg (participants): 7.1613
Avg (non-participants): 7.1412
Views since voting: 6054
Views during voting: 409
Votes: 232
Comments: 46
Favorites: 25 (view)


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
10/12/2008 08:21:30 PM
perfect portrait.. well done that man!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/12/2008 02:42:49 AM
congrats on your ribbon A lovely model
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/11/2008 06:53:18 AM
Congrats on the ribbon! Wonderful portrait and adorable model!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/11/2008 05:31:39 AM
Beautiful shot, congrats.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/10/2008 04:49:53 PM
After showing how you lit this I am doubly impressed! Thanks so much for sharing the setup, it is rare these days!
Debbi
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/10/2008 08:41:53 AM
beautiful shot. Thanks for sharing your setup, its helps to set how things are created
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/09/2008 10:28:42 AM
Let me add, just for fun, that Laine in French means wool (and is pronounced Len). To me, that makes this even more adorable. :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/09/2008 05:33:23 AM
Wonderful shot and great setup, very creative in away of doing things with avilable materials :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 09:14:34 PM
Nice pic. Congrats. Thanks a lot for posting the lighting set up! Its a great help.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 09:01:43 PM
biased or not, she is indeed absolutely one of the cutest little girls i've ever seen in a photograph; congrats!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 04:44:55 PM
She has the most stunning eyes!!! Congrats on your ribbon.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 03:54:15 PM
Thanks for putting in the setup details and picture, that helps us 'lesser' photogs and also helps us see how great the shot really is!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 01:57:59 PM
Congrats on your ribbon, doc. Your daughter is a beauty.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 01:42:59 PM
Way to go, Doc! She is a beauty! Thanks for the shot of your setup as well - very helpful.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 01:40:33 PM
Thought ya could catch me on the ribbon count didntcha :))) Nice kiddy shot, cool eyes!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 10:49:59 AM
I know I've only said this a thousand times...but you have just got the cutest kids!!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 09:32:09 AM
I am so sick of pictures of beautiful little children. ;) Great shot!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 08:37:51 AM
Congrats on a well deserved ribbon. This got one of the two "10s" I gave this challenge, so I'm happy to see this at the top. Thanks also for sharing your simple set-up. Very helpful to someone like me who is intimidated by flash.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 08:27:20 AM
well done doc
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 08:10:43 AM
Awesome shot Jason, congrats on a very well deserved ribbon and a fav from me. I laughed aloud at reading your photographer comments. Glad to see you back on the home page. Very well deserved.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 02:04:50 AM
My favorite shot in the challenge. Congratz on the red.

Whenever a challenge has the word "color" in it, you are usually a favorite.
I'm going to add this to my favorites along side your CSPII entry.

Message edited by author 2008-10-08 02:06:11.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 01:24:26 AM
Awesome job, Jason. And yes, it helps immensely to have an adorable model. :-)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 01:21:49 AM
Very Cute... Congrats
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 12:51:22 AM
Congrats on the ribbon, doc. It's amazing how fast they grow up...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 12:44:52 AM
Lovely portrait, Doc, and thanks for the setup image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 12:22:32 AM
Beautiful Jason! I'm sure she loves this photograph.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/08/2008 12:11:54 AM
Ahh sweet! Congratulations on your ribbon!!! Thanks for showing us your set.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 08:18:50 PM
Very nice high-key portrait. Great lighting and focus on the eyes. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2008 11:09:35 PM
A very nice studio shot. It does however suffer from slight overexposure (the glove is burned out on my calibrated monitor) and the main light is too high. See how the shadow from the nose goes all the way down her face to the bottom of her chin? It should go so far as to touch the lips. Nice job on the fill light and a nice job lighting the white backdrop. The model has a great expression, although it is generally a good idea to ask them to just barely touch the hand to the face, not put any weight on it becuase it distorts the facial features a bit.

Overall a very nice shot. 6
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2008 05:52:18 AM
This is one of the best in this challenge. 9 from me
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/05/2008 12:02:58 AM
a perfect portrait!! she is a beauty. the pose, crop and lighting are perrrrfect!!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/04/2008 11:14:01 PM
Beautiful soft light. Great expression and colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/03/2008 11:14:46 AM
Beautiful shot and color pallete..hope this gets the blue.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2008 11:44:29 PM
Awww! I want to photograph her too! :) Excellent portrait.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2008 10:12:55 PM
Lovely high key portrait. I think it suits your subject really well.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2008 03:48:32 PM
I've seen this cute young lady before ... gorgeous eyes and beautiful skin tones. i love the outfit choice as well. Great job! 8
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2008 10:26:43 AM
Just an all around great shot. Love the colors.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/02/2008 02:52:46 AM
Beautiful pose.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 08:25:16 PM
Laine Friesen is just adorable.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 06:33:57 PM
Absolutley love it!! The first 10 out of the first 29 photos I've viewed!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 03:39:29 PM
beautiful image and pretty girl 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 02:12:44 PM
One of my top three.

She's beautiful. The portrait is beautiful. The pose is adorable. The lighting is wonderful. 10
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 02:11:20 PM
great depth. cute subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 10:31:44 AM
I love this photo... Very nice job.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 04:38:54 AM
very well done, though I had preferred the background to be white all over
  Photographer found comment helpful.
10/01/2008 12:25:20 AM
What a great image. Nice use of complementing colors. I'm sure this will score very high.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2019 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/15/2019 05:57:20 PM EDT.