f/twentysomething

Photoblog by a twenty something year old photographer specializing in creative portraiture. A sharing of visions and a bit on techniques. All original content by me unless otherwise stated. More of my work can be seen here: Website
The shot on slide film from my first portrait session with a 5x4 camera.
Exciting to use, this shoot has mostly made me want to run another, now knowing what I do and want to bribe my way into being able to take the college’s camera on location. :D
Hopefully more 5x4 to come over summer.

Dress: Natalia Ja
Makeup: http://www.wix.com/kasiael/make-upartist

The shot on slide film from my first portrait session with a 5x4 camera.

Exciting to use, this shoot has mostly made me want to run another, now knowing what I do and want to bribe my way into being able to take the college’s camera on location. :D

Hopefully more 5x4 to come over summer.

Dress: Natalia Ja

Makeup: http://www.wix.com/kasiael/make-upartist

Summer days climbing trees.

Summer days climbing trees.

Some more from the heath, a little bit of simple landscape for you.

Elena Pirogova

Quick interview with fashion photographer Elena Pirogova, her approach is something I see myself adopting more and more, she produces beautiful images.

Also I want to find out where this tree is!

Edit, I found it I found it I only went and found it, oddly I photographed it shortly before I found this picture without realizing. 

http://guessthelighting.com/

Very interesting and useful blog here, Ted Sabarese creates diagrams and descriptions about how he suspects a variety of fashion/editorial images were shot and lit. Guess is a bit of a misnomer as his experience and insight into th industry means that his postulations are much more than guesswork.

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Cheeky little mention in Professional Photographer

Cheeky little mention in Professional Photographer

Polaroid preview from a shoot today using a view camera to shoot the work of Natalia Ja. (note: colours will be different in the final images as I shot with correct white balance film, but Polaroid is not balanced for tungsten lights)
I’ve long wanted to have a go at producing an ethereal portrait in the style of Paolo Roversi, using a 5x4 camera I was able to give it a go.
By isolating my subject’s face using the depth of field the dress becomes a strong and beautiful abstract splash of colour, mimicking the butterfly wings that partially inspired the it.
This was a one second exposure using a large dish camera left for a fill, a background spotlight (barely visible hear) to add some interest and avoid a pure black background. The key was camera right, small but moved during the exposure for a light paining effect.
The finished product was shot on slide film, I wait with baited breath to get it back from the lab.
Makeup by Kasia: www.wix.com/kasiael/make-upartist

Polaroid preview from a shoot today using a view camera to shoot the work of Natalia Ja. (note: colours will be different in the final images as I shot with correct white balance film, but Polaroid is not balanced for tungsten lights)

I’ve long wanted to have a go at producing an ethereal portrait in the style of Paolo Roversi, using a 5x4 camera I was able to give it a go.

By isolating my subject’s face using the depth of field the dress becomes a strong and beautiful abstract splash of colour, mimicking the butterfly wings that partially inspired the it.

This was a one second exposure using a large dish camera left for a fill, a background spotlight (barely visible hear) to add some interest and avoid a pure black background. The key was camera right, small but moved during the exposure for a light paining effect.

The finished product was shot on slide film, I wait with baited breath to get it back from the lab.

Makeup by Kasia: www.wix.com/kasiael/make-upartist

Hampstead Heath is perhaps the best place in London, its amazing. Go there, go shoot there, right now!

This was all natural light on a day that had very mixed weather, going from overcast to sunny and back.

For the posed portrait the tree canopy softened the light wonderfully.

Shot on expired Superia 400 largely as a proof of concept.

Shots of Amanda and Ashley from the print design studio in Shoreditch.

Shot with natural light on 120 400ISO Fuji PROH