I just finished a series where I featured nine Drink and Click portraits framed up-close and most lit with a ring light. It’s a very different look for me. An experiment, as I’ve mentioned, to try something new. I think it was a success for a few reasons. I’ll talk about why in a future post.
I also created a few of my classic black and white portraits that night, though with a slight twist. Instead of my usual Olympus PEN-F camera, I used the Fujifilm X-T10 that I’ve been putting through its paces. I switched lenses from the Fuji 56mm f1.2 to the 35mm f1.4. The 35mm on the Fuji is nearly the same focal length as the 25mm that I use on the Olympus. They are both around a 50mm equivalent in full frame terms.
Despite the similar focal length, it’s very different to make my classic portraits with the Fuji instead of the Olympus. I’ll go more into that tomorrow. But for today, I feature Dusana, who I met for the first time back in May when I created this picture. I feel it’s a very quiet and elegant photograph, but the high contrast black and white makes it atypical compared to the standard color portraits most people make. That’s good, because while it may be more conventional than a ring light portrait, it’s still not ordinary.
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