Thursday, April 07, 2016

Pre-Pixel Model



When I was 16 or 17 I undertook an evening course in photography at the local technical college. Much of what we did is a lifetime away - a technological lifetime as well as a human lifetime. Apertures and shutter speeds, ASA ratings and range finders - it's all the stuff of museums today. We also did a number of sessions on lighting - a subjects that is just as relevant in the days of digital images and pixels as it was in the roll film days of old. A model was employed by the college and this is one of the shots I took fifty or more years ago. I doubt whether I have taken a better portrait since.

5 comments:

  1. Wow! Great portrait, Alan!

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  2. That's a terrific shot, indeed!

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  3. Good old black and white and yes, an excellent photo.

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  4. Certainly looks excellent. By the way, where did the image on your banner come from?

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  5. The light is interesting.

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