Old School Portrait


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Patryk

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Trying to go for a more old school monochrome look, don't know if this works...

Shot on HP5, scanned and PP on PS.
 

leejay

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It's not bad from my perspective. The expression counts in a portrait like this, and I don't see anything wrong with it.
If student were around, he would give you some very good improvement tips. :) If you like this style, keep sticking to it and improve. Cheers man, nice job.
 

jeanie

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DOF insufficient?
his left eye sharper than his right.
or could it be due to scanning?:dunno:

and his face looks big wrt to his shoulders.
 

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I guess you are referring classic portraiture.

I like the little sad look of your model, but find that some thing is not right here, I let you figure out yourself.

for man, can adopt masculine pose, head leaning toward far side of shoulder slightly, you can ask model sit more up right a little too.
 

Patryk

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I guess you are referring classic portraiture.

I like the little sad look of your model, but find that some thing is not right here, I let you figure out yourself.

for man, can adopt masculine pose, head leaning toward far side of shoulder slightly, you can ask model sit more up right a little too.
i was actually going more on the aesthetics of the image as compared to the pose (which is probably an after thought as i dug up this neg from several months ago), but really interesting link nonetheless, would want to try it out to get the whole classic look going.
 

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You are talk'g about classical portraiture or tradtional black n white ?
 

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some burning and dodging will really bring out the potential this image has.
 

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