Photography, Fine Art, Wet Plate Collodion, Alternative photography

New Striptiz portrait – Rahela Jagrič

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rahela jagrič by 20091119_6289 - 2
20091119_6289rahela jagrič by 20091119_6289

PS: I noted that radial blur filter was on previous picture (now third one) set on draft instead on best quality, so here is another, better version of filtered picture + without a filter version.

Rahela Jagrič is a postgraduate student of University of Bournemouth (UK) and last year she won the overall prize for the Best Student Production at the prestigious Royal Television Society awards. (article in Slovenian by Eposavje). After the success she specialized in 3D motion film and next week 28th and 29th of November 2009, there will be a premiere of her new film, shot in 3D technique in Institut Jozef Stefan. Why in science institute? Because their engineers were collaborating on the project.

My concept for the picture was to shift perspective and include motion in the picture. Naturally train was a good choice. I tried different lenses. Wide angle was good, but it was too obvious. Then we tried a tele-lens (70-200) and I noticed a nice reflection in a window and that was going along the concept of the portrait, since to shoot in 3D you need two cameras and as Rahela explained also mirrors. I don’t understand the technical details, but on the end it’s a game of shifting an axis of perspective, what is nicely captured in a reflection. Only thing that I wasn’t able is to get enough motion-blurred background, so I add it a bit in post-processing. I was using Nikon D3 with 1/250th of a second and fill-in flash (SB-900). Imagine that you’re leaning out of a speeding train, observing when some tree will sweep us away or a conductor will caught us. It was like shooting in a milk-shaker. I’ve just noticed that for this portrait I’ve shot 223 images 🙂

More of my creative work you can see on my site


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  1. Borut, I admire your ideas. 🙂
    Toliko na engleskom. 🙂 U principu ne volim taj Radial blur jer mi uvijek izgleda veštački, ali ovde si ga odlično uklopio tako da na prvi pogled nisam ni shvatio da je dodavan kasnije. 🙂

    Ima jedna pjesma koja odlično ide uz ovu fotku. 🙂

    Igor Petrovic

    24 November, 2009 at 13:56

  2. Borut, I admire your haircut. Don’t you think your portrait of me was a better use of the blur effect?


    24 November, 2009 at 17:30

  3. Dear fans of Borut Peterlin,

    If Borut is not posting new images or commenting on his work it is because because he has many important deadlines to meet at Mladina. This magazine is not going bankrupt let me assure you. Long live Slovenia and long live Borut!

    Thank you,



    25 November, 2009 at 15:27

  4. Due to Borut’s absence I take great pride in sharing with you his speech shortly after receiving the award for best slovene photographer.

    [audio src="" /]


    26 November, 2009 at 12:14

  5. yawn.


    3 December, 2009 at 17:22

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