You may have noticed that I’m often posting similar themes in sets of threes. Today is the third of the recent Drink and Click portrait series, where I used the same in-camera JPEG mode on the Olympus PEN-F and a 25mm f1.4 lens. They are not typical portraits but I’ve enjoyed making them and they fit well into the street photography aesthetic.
Shelley also works at Precision Camera, like Celissa, who I featured yesterday. I started my third and last portrait experiment at a different part of the Hanger Lounge, but ultimately gravitated towards the railing lit with industrial lights. You’re going to see similar compositions to yesterday’s but we opted to use the wine glass as an extra prop. I also like how the lights sparkle on Shelley’s glasses.
For the most part, like the rest of this portrait series, I had the models look away so that I capture them in candid poses. Also consistent is the use of out-of-camera unaltered JPEGs, created with “MonoProfile 2” which is a setting unique to the Olympus PEN-F camera. That contrasty black and white, along with the 50mm framing is a combination I’ve used a lot recently. Inevitably, I’ll move on to something new, but for now, I’ll continue to wring out more from this setup.
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