The Art of Portraits
The FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS lens and HVL-F60RM flash has rendered the colors and tonality of the flowers with great fidelity.
With incredible sharpness at F2.8, the FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS lens completely preserves the texture and fine skin details.
These portraits are shown straight from camera. The subjects are lit with a single Sony HVL-F60RM flash with reflectors to soften the light. They were not altered in Capture One or Photoshop, so the true nature of the lens and flash can be seen.
The FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS offers a balanced contrast that works well for skin tones, preserving tonal range and delicate nuance of skin.
The HVL-F60RM flash has extremely precise color temperature even with high-speed shooting. This is important for a consistent look when it comes to capturing skin tones.
The HVL-F60RM flash has rendered an extremely subtle gradation of the cheek, with a hint of rouge. This color contrast brings out the sentiments of her character.
The FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS lens offers a bokeh that is soft and unobtrusive. This helps to make the background less distracting whilst adding dimension to this image.
The FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS lens demonstrates little distortion which is great for natural rendition of facial structure, especially for this girl who has strong, defined features.
The contrast in skin tone here is demonstrated with the FE 70-200 mm F2.8 GM OSS lens. This balanced contrast brings out a certain depth from the subject and adds impact to the portrait.
The color temperature, sharpness, contrast, highlight and shadows in this image are shown as it is, without any alterations. The smooth curve of her face and gradually fading shadow makes this portrait look dreamlike.
About The Photographer
Wesley is a storyteller and he's extremely curious about emotions.
Wesley’s eye for capturing emotions has helped corporate outfits portray a more human and friendlier side to their images. He set up Memphis West Pictures in 1997, and has shot for many clients, ranging from international companies to local firms and institutions. In the Tronie project, he wants to recreate the essence of portraits in paintings, taking his inspiration from “Tronie”, a type of painting popularized in the 17th century.