New Striptiz portrait – Rahela Jagrič
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 www.borutpeterlin.com