Video 1/3: using Phase One for fashion portraits

Check out my new video below – this takes a close-up look at pictures I shot with Phase One kit (645DF and p40+ back) at recent Shoot Experiences in London. I used a 75-150mm Phase One medium telephoto lens for most of the images seen in the video, and the quality of the lenses you get with Phase One is something I find quite exciting. I highlight how the pin-sharp quality of the lenses makes the images that bit more beautiful in detail, fitting for fashion pictures of made-up models. Although this might not make a difference to an image until it’s needed at a larger scale, the 40mb resolution along with that important depth achieved means the images can be viably cropped in post-prod as close-ups.

Images shot with 3 different lighting set-ups: flash, constant and natural lighting, are all shown here, and despite the staggering weight of the camera, plus the volume of the long lens on top of that, I was ok shooting handheld all day. Hope you enjoy the video.

Next video to come: shooting with something big and bulky, that didn’t turn out to be so scary. Not just the 645Df but a 9-foot python. I’ll be showing behind the scenes footage, and beautiful close-up detail, of my recent nudes with a snake. This will demonstrate one great use you can put all that massive resolution to: printing big for galleries.

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Posted in Movies/audio, Press/sponsors, Tutorials/'making of' on May 27th, 2011 | 3 Comments |

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Comments for “Video 1/3: using Phase One for fashion portraits”

    1. Shiv Verma
      12:42 am on May 28th, 2011

      Superb imagery – yes the MF is great and you are correct – crop capability is fantastic.

    2. jestem
      8:07 am on May 28th, 2011

      Learning is fun. This was an enjoyable little bit of insight.

    3. Bradford
      12:43 am on May 30th, 2011

      I saw the promo video shot by filmmaker Alistair Briggs on youtube. The video was well made and very eye catching. Briggs is a good film editor as the montages had a snap and rhythm to it. I was surprised it was shot on a Canon 5D (for some of the subway scenes in “Black Swan” a Canon 5D and 7D were used).

      Your presentation was quite good and I think you might be a bit too hard on yourself when I read your blog post about your “embarrassment”. You come across as wholesome, professional, passionate, and very knowledgeable. Sure, one of the hardest things for people is to see themselves on video or film, but it’s nothing unusual to be a bit self-conscious. Really, you come across as confident and self-assured on the video and I saw no “confusion” or a mad scramble for thoughts.

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