Hazy portraits .... soft portraits

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NeilOffkey75
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Hazy portraits .... soft portraits

Unread postby NeilOffkey75 » Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:45 am

I have been very interested in capturing hazy/soft portraits since seeing alot about on sites like 500px and generally browsing the internet.

I just wondered how these are achieved as I can never seem to recreate... or are they all do in post? Some examples below, which arent mine but the style I am wanting to capture:

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Infact I cant find anymore... have I even called this the right thing!!?!?!?!
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Re: Hazy portraits .... soft portraits

Unread postby KevinBarrett » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:24 pm

Well, she's got talent for, sure. That's a self-portrait with a long, fast lens--my guess is a 70-200/2.8. She has limited the contrast and squeezed the exposure into the high-key range, with almost nothing in the bottom quarter of the histogram, just the darkest shadows in her hair. Also, unless I've missed my guess, her tint has been shifted very subtly away from green.
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Re: Hazy portraits .... soft portraits

Unread postby pakodominguez » Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:34 pm

looks like David Hamilton pics (that someone here stated once that were made mostly with a Minolta 58mm f1.4)
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Re: Hazy portraits .... soft portraits

Unread postby NeilOffkey75 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:12 am

Hmmm intriguing... will see if I can recreate.
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