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Best Canon lens for a Martin Schoeller-like portrait effect?

 
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Apr 26, 2011 23:41 |  #46

Everyone talking down the authenticity of these photos is kind of hilarious when you consider that typical portraiture or glamour photography are usually the worst offenders of being cooked to the edge and using equipment at the point of capture to create an idealized "look" that is removed from reality. If anything this is the inverse of that and its definitely interesting.

And about the personality, I'd argue the lines ones face definitely add to the photos in that regard. These are things that are built up over the years based on natural facial expression tendencies.


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Apr 27, 2011 05:16 |  #47

I would suppose he uses fast lenses, lets say 35mm f/1.4 wideopen for a 24x36mm sensor (or something the same angle for bigger sensor/film) and use these much closer than the standard 1.5 meter distance.
These esimation made ont the images Eastwood, Kissinger, Armstrong, Clinton.

I like these images - because they are not beautyfull photoshoped. Don´t like all those images with "optimized" faces. I don´t want too see dreams, I want reality.


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Apr 27, 2011 06:43 |  #48
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50 1.8, two strip boxes with lights and photoshop should run you about.. 1500 ish. Just high contrast lighting and a bit of blue channel from the looks of it.


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Apr 27, 2011 06:54 |  #49

Maybe we're looking at it the "wrong" way.
Maybe those photos are not PORTRAITS.
To me they look like LARGE scale Macro shots.
Or maybe they're telephoto type "face landscapes".

I like that... Artificially Lit Face Landscapes with Burned Retinas... :D

And i agree, MS is well known and we're nobodies in a forum. More power to him.


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Apr 27, 2011 06:55 |  #50

I like this look even less than I like high key photography!




  
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Apr 27, 2011 07:03 |  #51

You all can bash him and his style all you like....at the end of the day, I'll remember his name, not yours.

I'll remember charlie manson's name too, so what's the point ?
I too fall into the camp that Scholler's photos just look like mug shots taken with a good camera, but, hey, whatever floats your boat.


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Apr 27, 2011 09:59 |  #52

plasticmotif wrote in post #12298441 (external link)
You all can bash him and his style all you like....at the end of the day, I'll remember his name, not yours.

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And i agree, MS is well known and we're nobodies in a forum. More power to him.

Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm one of the most acclaimed photographers on my block.


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Apr 27, 2011 10:16 |  #53

i dont know how i feel about the portraits but i support anyone that uses huge 8x10inch+ large format film. if by PP you mean development yeah i'm sure he uses tons of it. :D


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Apr 27, 2011 11:26 |  #54

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Well, I don't know about you guys, but I'm one of the most acclaimed photographers on my block.

What a coincidence! Me too! :D


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Apr 27, 2011 11:32 |  #55

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I'm certainly not a fan. I Guess it's an acquired taste like Scotch or Ornette Coleman. It certainly is post processing that's responsible for that effect, not the lens.

More like an acquired taste for Vinegar :rolleyes:


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Apr 27, 2011 12:07 |  #56

i dont know how i feel about the portraits but i support anyone that uses huge 8x10inch+ large format film. if by PP you mean development yeah i'm sure he uses tons of it.

It's very likely that the negs are scanned and the post work is done to a digital file anyway.


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Apr 27, 2011 14:42 |  #57
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nightcat wrote in post #12301492 (external link)
I like this look even less than I like high key photography!

Okay, here is my attempt to do the same thing, only in the opposite direction... kind of..
Plain and simple: brutal honesty, stripped of all blemishes, creases, flaws, even facial expressions.

To tell you the truth, I like this picture better than Jack Nicholson's.. :D

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Apr 27, 2011 16:35 |  #58

Hermeto wrote in post #12304221 (external link)
Okay, here is my attempt to do the same thing, only in the opposite direction... kind of..
Plain and simple: brutal honesty, stripped of all blemishes, creases, flaws, even facial expressions.

Does not compute.


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Apr 27, 2011 17:45 |  #59

Hermeto wrote in post #12304221 (external link)
To tell you the truth, I like this picture better than Jack Nicholson's.. :D

i don't...and i'm not really a fan of this guys work...


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Apr 27, 2011 19:19 |  #60

Hermeto wrote in post #12304221 (external link)
Okay, here is my attempt to do the same thing, only in the opposite direction... kind of..
Plain and simple: brutal honesty, stripped of all blemishes, creases, flaws, even facial expressions.

To tell you the truth, I like this picture better than Jack Nicholson's.. :D

I don't understand what you were trying to achieve.


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