Sabina, carpenter.

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Sabina, carpenter.

Post by alexvaras » Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:42 am

Hi all,

I'm doing another approach for shooting this summer, I'm trying to get interesting people, old professions, friends, etc... for shooting at their work places o just portraits for whatever they may want them :)

This was with the Hassy, Distagon and Planar, Ilford Delta 100.

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Woodworker cabinet, workbench and tools.

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The remains.

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Sabina at her workshop #1.

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Ongoing creation, a cigar box.

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It's raining chips!

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Woodworker tools.

For this kind of shooting the Hassy is the best I have, shutter is spot on, Distagon for placing the subject into her workspace and Planar for closer portrait.

Any tips are always welcome, thank you for looking.
Alex

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by Brazile » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:08 am

Excellent series, Alex, I really enjoyed it. You captured her energy and spirit as well as giving a good environmental context. My only suggestions are, in addition to these very good shots, to vary by adding close-ups of the work with even broader environmental shots, perhaps shots of her in action while working, and with respect to "Remains", think a bit more about what the subject of the photo is and what you want to say about it. That is, I get that it's the pile of shavings, but what are you saying about it? Does the photo capture that? Does leading the eye toward the far pile (where the plane of focus is) yield something by its effect? Worth thinking about, anyway.

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by alexvaras » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:41 pm

Good feedback Robert, thank you. About her at work I have been told it already, yes my bad, we will repeat in a month so that time I guess we will prepare and do it.
Remains... This shot was meanwhile I was waiting her tos change clothes and sun came out so I was in a hurry for doing it, lines don't take to the biggest pile, still empty space and a plane on the table would benefit the shot. Anyway I could have come back to this subject after her shots. Thinking is the key I know, details, different angles, etc... I get too excited by the sound of the Hassy, I reckon that :D

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by PFMcFarland » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:48 pm

Looks like you both had fun anyway. And very good lighting, too.

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by Julio1fer » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 pm

Beautiful work, Alex.

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by alexvaras » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:16 am

Thank you, Phil and Julio.
We organized the session for afternoon where the sun would come up through the large windows, we were lucky.

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by Santiago Montenegro » Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:49 am

I like them!

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by alexvaras » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:57 am

Glad to like them, Santiago :)

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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by titrisol » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:45 pm

These are awesome, the rain of chips is wonderful
I'm pretty sure she will love to have them framed and displayed!
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Re: Sabina, carpenter.

Post by alexvaras » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:16 am

Thank you, Pablo, she already has the tiff files ))
She works with some colleagues and I'm going to ask them to make an adapter of a soviet 6x12 film holder for my 4x5 cameras.

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