Donald Trump – 5-27-2014
Lens: Nikkor 58mm f/1.4
Camera: Nikon D4
Light Sources: 1 Einstein 640 WS by Paul C. Buff
Light Modifiers: Paul C Buff Parabolic Light Modifier
Technique: 3 Shot Brenizer Method
Create a tasteful portrait while being stuck between a rock and a harder rock.
Practice what I know.
At this point I’ve decided that I know my look for this series. I love the 3 shot stitched bokeh panorama and I’m sticking with it. It’s mine, and I plan to continue using it for many portraits in the future. As always, I was stuck in a fairly undesirable location, but using the parabolic light modifier I was able to create that painterly light that I love so much. It’s all about feathering the light along the edge so that it has a harsher impact on the subject but a soft gradual falloff in the shadows.
I was introduced to Mr. Trump and a few moments later I was photographing a receiving line of 125 people. It’s really intense work doing this kind of thing, but I rather enjoy it.
Shoot what you’re compelled to shoot and your style will define itself over time. That’s what I’ve done with this series and I’m super happy with it.