Friday, July 17, 2009

Close Up

A portrait taken with one of my favorite lens, Carl Zeiss Apo-Makro-Planar, mounted on Contax 645 with Phase One P45+. By nature of the makro lens, it allows you to capture image in a very short distance, in ths case, to the model, as if you can feel her breath.
In fact, makro lens is always my first choice when considering a system lens. And to me, what makro lens does is not just bring the photographer closer to the subject, it is the increase of intimacy that makes a makro lens portrait appeals to me. And you can't do this with a cropped image.
Lighting setup is rather stright forward, in this picture, I use an Elinchrom monoblock with a large softbox as the only light source of this studio picture.

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