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Portrait of Borut Pahor for Mladina

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d227_9742_borut_peterlin.jpgToday I’ve made a portrait of Borut Pahor, president of SD party and MP of EU parliament. I had plenty of time for photographing and I enjoyed it. Here are few pictures. Equipment: 2 studio flashes 750 Ws, 1 softbox, 1 spot and flash feeder. Camera EOS 5D, lenses 20mm f1/2,8; 28mm f 1/1,8; 85mm f 1/1,8 and zoom 70-200mm f 1/2,8. On few pictures I lit him from the back with spot light, but I like to be modest with back lightning. On last picture you can see how I’ve set flashes. But I was moving constantly and as you see every picture is shot with different background. Dancing photography!d227_9801_borut_peterlin.jpgd227_9817_borut_peterlin.jpgd227_9831_borut_peterlin.jpgd227_9846_borut_peterlin.jpgd227_9852_borut_peterlin.jpgd227_9867_borut_peterlin.jpgd227_9976_borut_peterlin.jpgd227_9810_borut_peterlin.jpg

PS:_There_are_only_two_elements that makes the picture. Shadow and light. All portraits were shot on three locations (all in the garden) and for every picture I made that face was in the shadow, so my flash light did had an effect. d227_fotografiranje-borut-pahorja_jure-trampus.jpgOn the first shot when Borut Pahor is leaning to the tree I was photographing toward the sun. His face was in the shadow, but I was using exposure of 1/200s and aperture about 11, so ambient light was weak and flash looked perfect. I’m uploading movies where you’ll see how my flash was set. Later,…

Post, post scriptum:
Cooler at my PC broke down and I had my computer at the service, so I didn’t blog lately. Nor did I had any time, since we finished the issue in just two days. What I wanted to add is short 10 sec video from the interview from which you could see how I’ve set the lights.

d227_9976_borut_peterlin.jpg This picture is interesting because I set flash high above Borut Pahor and softbox casted a shadow and emitted light as you can see it HERE. _mg_0016_borut_peterlin.jpg And this is a picture shot without flash. Still flash with softbox is casting a shadow on Borut Pahor, but it’s turned off. On the picture a light from bellow is prevailing and that light was reflected by white table from bellow. This kind of lightning it’s revealing all the wrinkles but that makes the picture very expressive.

And HERE is another super short video from the other location (few meters away) of the interview.

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Written by Borut Peterlin

22 April, 2007 at 23:12

Posted in Mladina, Uncategorized

11 Responses

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  1. ha, he looks like Daniel (do you remember Dzuli) on this photos. maybe because of backlight?

    J.J.B.

    23 April, 2007 at 00:10

  2. Sweet, thanks for sharing. I like the second one; and is there a cable behind him on the right on img 9867?

    Klemen

    23 April, 2007 at 00:26

  3. hudo dobre vse.. sem si šla na listek pisat, katere naj izpostavim in na koncu so ble gor vse. ah ja..
    pa smo šli še en krog in posebej izpostavim fotki 976 in 817.

    bravo B5.

    ah, sej on si je verjetno všeč na vseh..

    pa ti je dobr delat s takimi “pozerji”? pač politiki, ki nimajo proti oz. uživajo, če se jih skoz žljoca … se mi zdi, da je on tak.

    majah

    23 April, 2007 at 00:51

  4. Ja, na 817 izgleda kot da bi bil pred ogledalom, sploh roka ob roki…..drgač pa ona pred drevesom mi je najboljša, predvsem vsebinsko, težko boš dobil politika takšnega kova, bodoćega bodisivekaj da ti takole pozira..time will tell.

    Drugače tudi 876 je lepo ujet moment..

    Objavi še kakšno pozersko, ono, ki ni tipična intervju fotkas, pa napiši kaj o tehniki..

    Foto Rocker

    23 April, 2007 at 01:15

  5. Yep… background is the key. I forget that all too often in the heat of working moment…

    ivan

    23 April, 2007 at 01:58

  6. Uau! Thatnks for all the comments guys! Today my daughter needs to go to the hospitable to take her blood for Borelia tests. It’s OK, but it’s very stressfull for my daughter, so I need to run and I’ll answer you late in the evening.

    B5

    B5

    23 April, 2007 at 06:46

  7. majah: ti bom jaz odgovoril – glede na to, da se se ni rodil politik, ki mu fleskanje ob intervjujih ne bi ugajalo si lahko odgovoris sama. ce sem iskren, vsaj toliko koliko sem jih jas pofotkal, ti lahko povem, da eni kar uzivajo v blicanju, in cez cas pozabijo, da se pogovarjajo z novinarjem, ter se spakodrajo tebi v objektiv 😉 ampak to je kulsko.

    b5 – ce bi jaz delal z njim fotosuting, bi zelel, da na fotkah izgleda kot Oskar Schindler oz bolje receno kot Liam Neeson v tej vlogi (ker je isti!) check it KLIK

    mArkedzani

    23 April, 2007 at 16:02

  8. Markezani, maji si odlično odgovoril. Glede Schindlerja, pa se bom potrudil, ko bo postal premier.

    JJB I almost forgot about Daniel 🙂

    Klemen, yes that’s cable behind him 😦

    MajaH moraš vedeti, da sem pofotkal več kot 200 fotk. Priznal res sem izkoristil potrpljenje vseh, a nikoli ne veš ali bo naslednja še boljša in samo en način je, da to ugotoviš…. da nadaljuješ s fotkanjem 🙂

    Fotoroker kaj želiš še vedeti o tehniki? Aja imam še nekaj nasvetov. Bom dopolnil.

    B5

    B5

    23 April, 2007 at 23:30

  9. hja, mata prav, sem pa res buča.

    dbr si to povedal.. jp, ta zadnje so vedno najboljše.. počasi ugotavljam.

    majah

    24 April, 2007 at 00:37

  10. b5 – bos docakal to? 🙂

    mArkedzani

    24 April, 2007 at 09:24

  11. Lepo je gledat znalce na delu, še lepše kadar svoje izkušnje delijo…

    Thank’s Borut

    Olki

    1 May, 2007 at 08:53


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