Continuing with the Drink and Click portraits, here’s Sissi. You might remember Sissi from a previous Drink and Click session back in the summer. That session from August was using the Olympus PEN-F’s grainy and contrasty in-camera black and white mode. The style was very different too. It was more free form and experimental. I still used the black and white mode, even for this photo, but there’s a more precise studio feel today. I opted for the color version, taken from the RAW.
I like the tone that I achieved in post production and exploring color portraits is a change of pace, believe it or not. I don’t want to just relay upon the same contrasty black and white look all the time.
The posing is also different from my usual. While I have some photos with Sissi looking towards me, I like the impersonal feel of her looking away. Yesterday, I incorrectly stated that I had two Drink and Click events in December. Rather, the first one actually happened on November 30th, which I mistakenly remembered as early December. It took place a day before the Precision Camera Expo, which always makes for energetic Drink and Clicks.
That November Drink and Click is when I first time got to play with the new Olympus 45mm f1.2 Pro. Even shooting with that lens for a few minutes, I found its images quite compelling. Today’s photo was created with the now mundane, but still very capable, Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4, my often used lens for portraits and street photography.
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