Gloss and blur make it all

2:42 AM Nelonie Crelencia 0 Comments

I'm sharing this portrait I took during a movie shoot after my long photography hiatus. His name is Robert Reyes, a professional make-up artist.

Reyes has just finished putting make-up on actor, Morgan Lariah, when I asked him to pose for me.  He spontaneously sat on the stool where Lariah was with hands on his lap and an air of confident smile.

I blew up Robert's portrait a little bit for lancelonie dot com because he sort of met my photo requirements.

Yes, I do have my own personal requirements, not just one but two...

Eye pop and/or good composition

As I have mentioned many times in the past, the eyes are my primary focus.  So, that means my first goal is to capture the true color of irises and make them pop without the use of flash.  My second is to get a clear, non-foggy or non-blurry focal point, which equates to good composition.  So if I didn't get the eyes, then I should have framed my subject well with light and bokeh.  (I wish I can say good best quality!  But I'm not perfect.)

My first goal is to capture the true color of irises and make them pop without the use of flash.  My second is to get a clear, non-foggy or non-blurry focal point, which equates to good composition. ~lancelonie

Now back to our above picture, although I never knew our photogenic MUA's eye color, I caught a slight gloss on the corners of his eyes.  I also like how that wall of pasted food magazine clippings created a colorful blur.  The summer light coming from the windows to his left was our "natural make-up artist", too.  It was an advantage to this shot, compared to other same-day images, plus the fact that both Robert and I didn't feel rushed at that brief moment.


Gloss And Blur Make It All

Model: Robert Reyes, Make-up Artist

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