Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

New portrait for Mladina’s Striptiz rubric

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Lately I had really difficult times with this Striptiz portraits. I understand that Mladina needs to cover certain topic also with Striptiz rubric, but sometimes my concepts just can not be met. In last issue of Mladina I’ve made the most horrible Striptiz portrait ever! I really didn’t had any idea and guys didn’t had whole hour time so I’ve made quick portrait. That crappy picture did made me feel like shit. I will certainly not publish it on my blog.

But today I went to photograph a friend from my teenage years, a renown jazz saxophone player Igor Lumpret. I wanted to photographed him on the car dump, but it was closed so we went to a Leskovec rubbish dump and security guard didn’t let us in. I was convincing ourselves that we’ll find even better location, although keeping positive attitude is hard when things go wrong. While were talking about this peculiar places under Gorjanci hill and that this places are Slovenian Twin Peaks where murders are happening, innocent people are sentenced to prison and wine is never in shortage, I stopped at local graveyard in Male Brusnice.

I soon realized this is a location to shoot, but I didn’t fancy the graveyard, but the wall that was surrounding it and green water container (what’s Engish word for it?) that visually resembles to a saxophone._mg_0352_borut_peterlin.jpg


All_pictures were shot with 20mm lens, a flash with softbox, camera on tripod, time of exposure arround 2 sec, with exception of last portrait that was exposed for 10 sec. The key of making that sort of portraits is to understand mixing ambient and flash light. Flash illuminates subject in about 1/500s, but if you want to have some ambient light you need to have longer exposure time, since at the time it was getting really dark. So imagine that flash illuminates person in 1/500 of second, but then to have deep blue sky, you need to continue with exposure for 10 sec and of course person should stay still. If you don’t know what am I talking about, just try it out with your digital camera, photographing when it gets dark.
1) Get your camera on tripod, since tripod liberates!
2) Set camera and flash on manual, starting with exposure time of 1/60s and apperature f1/5,6
3) Take a shot and if a person is dark, open your aperture and if it’s too bright close it
4) When you’ll be satisfied with flash exposure, make a longer exposure of shutter speed and notice how ambient light will start to appear on the picture.
5) Play with shutter speed exposure and if you’ll have exposures longer then 5 seconds, dislocate flash and hold it fire it by hand from aside, just to see how does that effect the picture.
6) Have fun!

_mg_0367a_borut_peterlin.jpgPS: Today (Tuesday) I was talking with my college Peter Gedei and he didn’t liked any picture (bastardo) but while we were talking I’ve made a crop of this picture, narrowing down the picture on the face, water cans and simple lines. I think now the picture is really strong. Cheers Pero!


Written by Borut Peterlin

5 January, 2007 at 22:49

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  1. Hint, hint 😉

    How do you avoid that small “border blur” around the people in night shots with long exposures? Or can they really be that still?


    6 January, 2007 at 00:38

  2. Thank your for water can tip. You can avoid “border blur” only if subject is completely still or if you put a mask in front of the lens, but I’ve done it only once and it’s pain in the lensss! Best is to set your subject leaning to the wall or sitting.

    Basically you learn by trying.


    6 January, 2007 at 10:02

  3. What about using a stronger flash and then removing the subject very fast from the photo taking area? Is this useful at this kind of portraits or you get unwanted blur? In my experience the ambient light in this case should be much darker for this to work.
    I know we’ve been doing stuff like that when trying to make a photo of a person under the night sky (with stars!) and the exposure was like 5-10 minutes.


    6 January, 2007 at 11:27

  4. Well you know Klemen what will happen. Light that is behind the subject will get in the camera so you will not have only “ghost edge” around the subject, but you’ll have a ghost. It will look as it is transparent.


    9 January, 2007 at 23:54

  5. Crop is … a very cool tool 😉

    Marta L.

    10 January, 2007 at 03:53

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