Isaiah

C.J. 1/20/2001 2:39:28 PM

Just wanted to say that I like this photo. The coloring and image take me "almost" to another time and place.

Where was the shot taken? Were any filters used? What camera, lens, film, shutter speed, etc. were used? #56

1/25/2001 12:42:26 PM

Thanks for your positive feedback. The portrait was taken at Ruby beach in Washington during sunset. No filters were used, if I remember correctly. I shot it with a Canon Elan and a 100-300mm zoom lens (set to about 110mm) using Fuji Velvia film. I have always enjoyed this one; I enjoyed meeting Isaiah and love having the portrait/memory.

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Corey Matthews 3/4/2001 2:10:30 AM

Great picture!! You mean to tell me that was taken with slide film? What would be the best slide film for photographing African Americans? I have never shot with any slides. Is it true that you can enlarge slide prints to great size with out worrying about graininess? #118

Jim Miotke 3/4/2001 3:47:54 AM

Yes - slide film all the way. If you were shooting in a studio, I might recommend Fuji Astia. Or stick with print negatives and use Fuji Reala.

I used Fuji Velvia for the above photo just because I happened to be out shooting the sunset and beach scenes. It is general not the best on skin tones but in this case, it worked well.

Since the size of the film is still the same as 35mm negatives, you won't necessarily be able to enlarge slides more. If you want to do that you have to get a slower speed film (ISO 25, 50, 64, etc.) or use a larger size piece of film (medium or large format).

Thanks and enjoy! #119

Dennis Begnoche Jr 8/11/2001 5:57:15 PM

Great image Jim. My eyes focus on the chain then immediately to his face, then I unconscioulsly scan and rescan the photo going back to his face feeling the warmth of the daylight glowing from him. You've captured the warmth of the day and that of the subject as well... Thanks... #568

Shirley D. Cross 9/19/2001 9:35:52 PM

Wonderful, strong portrait, Jim. Beautiful!

Shirley #1206

Donna R. Moratelli 10/7/2001 4:25:20 PM

Hi Jim, THIS ONE LOOKS LIKE A BRYAN PETERSON shot! Great image. Donnarae #1624

Jim Miotke 10/7/2001 4:41:17 PM

Thank you :) #1625

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Example of moving in close and utilizing warm sunset light - Ruby Beach. Canon Elan with Canon 100-300mm and tripod.

Uploaded on 9/27/2001 3:15:25 AM


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