This is one of my all-time favorite portrait photos that I have ever taken. The lens, lighting, model, and composition just came together for this. I used a Canon 5D Mark II and a 50mm f1.2 L lens (I gotta get me one of these!).
And of course, Mr. Tinkle doesn’t take a bad photo – he’s one of the most photogenic people out at the Texas Renaissance Festival, and also one of the nicest. He truely believes in the magic of the festival (which puts cynical me to shame). Mr. Tinkle is a fixture out there – everybody knows him.
5 responses to “Portrait of Mr. Tinkle”
…and you truly captured the magic of his belief. Gorgeous!
It’s a classic, for sure.
oh I am in love with this portrait! Mr. Tinkle Twinkles nicely.. what a smile.. and your capture lighting was very sweet, did you use some sort of lighting? I need to learn more about lighting for portraits… just got someones set of Smith Victor studio lights but have not worked with them yet.
I just used the natural lighting, and I might have had the ISO bumped up as well. I would like to get some studio lights someday, but my priorities are for a few more lenses first. I tend to like using natural lighting moreso than studio lighting, which is why I don’t use a flash very much unless I absolutely must.
I agree on natural lighting whenever possible… flash can be so harsh.