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    Christmas Portraits?

    Just wondering if anyone is doing portraits for the holidays?

    Please share your work here if you are. Many thanks in advance!

    *Note: I started this as a separate thread as I anticipate some discussion on how the portraits were done and some backstories. I know I certainly have questions and I am looking forward to your excellent work, as usual.
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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    Sure why not.

    Some of my kids.

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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    Wow, nice family portrait! Not only the colors but the capture of what surely must be twi fun loving kids! They are cool ...Love it!

    Our grandkids need a portrait but it will be a surprise gift for their grandmother and I cannot get away to shoot it, so, I have set up a schedule for a studio portrait by a friend at his studio. Nothing special about the shoot, just an incredible opportunity to provide a simple and important Christmas gift for my wife at a special time, a time when she is still recovering in rehab and all the effects that are complicated by a stressful season.

    Surely there are more on this forum who may contemplating environmental portraits or studio portraits.

    They are important in everyone's life, and I am personally interested in your ideas and your results, if you can share them.

    Ken Doo... thank you for referring me to some beautiful, amazing hand-painted backdrops. Once our medical bills give us a break, I will plan on acquiring one that I found online. Lighting will be the next consideration!
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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    I'm looking forward to giving portraits a try very soon. I'd be stepping out of my comfort zone a bit, but I am intrigued by portraiture lately, especially environmental portraits. Looking forward to this thread!

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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    Does this count? Shot with a Leica S007 a few years back, only lit by the fire and a tiny window so a little tricky to get nice but came out okish.

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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    Dave, we took our oldest daughter to Disney World for Christmas, this is as close as I could get for a Christmas portrait.

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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Haag View Post
    Dave, we took our oldest daughter to Disney World for Christmas, this is as close as I could get for a Christmas portrait.

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    Greg, that is cool enough with what must be one the largest cameras in the world used as a background! But it is even cooler that you shared a personal favorite of yours. Thank for sharing. Nicely done!
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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    Old Christmas photo taken with a Kodak 645M. I used to do annual humorous Christmas cards photos with my bull terrier Duffy until he passed many years ago.

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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    Old Christmas photo taken with a Kodak 645M. I used to do annual humorous Christmas cards photos with my bull terrier Duffy until he passed many years ago.

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    He looks like such a good boy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mexecutioner View Post
    He looks like such a good boy!
    Indeed he was! Duffy was a sweetheart----and he loved the ladies!

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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    This is one of my favorites with Duffy---ten years ago!

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    Re: Christmas Portraits?

    DONE!

    Prints should be ready for pickup on Monday before Christmas. My friend did a fine job (I wish I could share them here), and I am grateful for his accommodation of my wishes to give portraits of our grandchildren to our family.

    Ken, marvelous creative images you posted! Thank you for sharing, I am inspired.

    Merry Christmas to all!!!
    Dave (GT)

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