Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/05/27

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Subject: [Leica] Portrait: Our House Sitter
From: scott at (Scott McLoughlin)
Date: Fri May 27 13:03:41 2005
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That's just lovely!  Great modeling of features over the
entire face, and the highlights "just right."

Only thing I would say might have been an improvement is
removal of the shirt from her shoulders, and maybe a vertical
composition to include the collar bones. Or a different shirt
or dress or something.


Adam Bridge wrote:

>Our house sitter of low these many years is graduating high school and
>moving on to college. (I was tempted to call all her colleges and tell
>her she was a serial killer to keep her around.)
>She asked me to do her senior portrait, which I did. But I wanted
>something personal to give her family so I shot some knowing they
>would go to black and white.
>This image was shot with the 1Ds Mk II, and the Leica 100 APO using
>studio lighting and a white backdrop.
>I would appreciate knowing how you react to it and how it could have
>been made better. I'm not at home with all the lighting - probably you
>can tell this.
>I had two strobes - a soft-box on the right and an umbrella reflector
>on the left with a little fill light on her hair from behind.
>Thanks for sharing your impressions and any comments.
>Adam Bridge
>Leica Users Group.
>See for more information

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