High Key Portraits

Today I got highly inspired by some of the better American wedding photographers. Time for me to play around a bit with flare, pastel tones and high key. Sure not there yet but fun to do.

My Leica summilux 50 is quit prone to flare. much more then my canon L-glass.  Lots of people don’t like that but for this purpose it is great. Sharpness however is unsurpassed, even wide open.

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2 thoughts on “High Key Portraits

  1. thank goodness for your daughters, michiel. it’s always a joy to behold them advancing.

    results are soft, sharp and well posed, i feel.

    the last shot would be terrific, but without the wrist band and the tree so close to her head.

    keep ’em coming, please.

    b.

  2. Michiel I applaud what you are trying out here. I get an impression of almost too shallow Depth of Field (almost Nocti like) and even a ‘wider angle in too close’ effect in some. I can’t explain that last. Your daughter is classically beautiful and her eyes of course will always demand the viewer’s complete attention.
    For my personal taste, I prefer your more traditional portraits and so the second shot is my favourite here. Three is tonally gorgeous but my attention is slightly drawn by the fingernails (and a little by the watch) in this case. All of course are very enjoyable and interesting. I think that all of them will shine in larger forms and printed on good paper too.

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