Celeste 2

Wow. I’ve been too busy to update this thing much. I’ll try to post more as soon as things settle down a bit. This is Celeste Thorson. I shot this after a job.

model: Celeste Thorson
makeup/hair: Michelle Tabor
camera/film: Horseman LX 4×5. Schneider 360mm 6.8 Symmar S. Polaroid Type 55.

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5 Responses to Celeste 2

  1. Great news that you are busy. Hope to see soon more pictures, but on the other side I hope for you that it doesn’t settle down.
    Back on your P55 : She should definitely post this “after job” shoot on her site, as it’s a very deep picture. I don’t know in the US, but in Europe this portrait could certainly bring in some high level clients for her. Bravo for this picture.

  2. marsha says:

    Nice front page…very pretty

  3. Great cover photo. I’m curious about your experience with 8×10. I’m looking at buying a similar lens that you used for this shot using your Horseman 4×5. Would this same lens produce this close up of a shot in 8×10? I seek a lens I can use for head/shoulder portraits in 8×10 with instant film (expired Polaroid and the stuff coming later this year from the Impossible Project).

  4. Brooks says:

    Well, 360mm is about the 35mm format equivalent to 171mm in 4×5, and that translates to about 51mm in 8×10, so it’s about what we would call a “normal” lens for 8×10. Of course, you can just get closer, and that may give you what you need, but it’s a little different. Try putting a 50mm lens on your 35mm, if you have one, or a full frame digital and see how that looks to you.

    The 480mm, which translates in 35mm to about a 70mm lens is what most feel is the starting point for a portrait lens in 8×10.

    I hope that helps.

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