MC1R - new model

by Stefan Fletcher September. 08, 2015 2931 views

Some of you know of my obsession with red hair and how to portray it in black and white. This charming young lady was kind enough to indulge me today.

Outdoor shoot in PLT, September 2015. Model: Diane.

I added a second, softer image after the first four comments. I added an unedited colour one after Mark's comment.

More redheads here [stefanfletcher.com].

Techie bit: I used a full-frame camera and fast lenses (f/2) wide open. I screwed up on the depth of field - most of the shoots had the eyes in focus and the nose OOF.



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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 1 month ago

The contrast is too stark for me in the first one - I like the second and love the richness of her coloring in the last one.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kara Bana 5 years, 1 month ago

I always want to see red heads in colour. It is after all, red hair, the most unique, gorgeous hair of all.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Dan Ravasio 5 years, 1 month ago

oh the last, the color... the red... I love red heads!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gillian Parsons 5 years, 1 month ago

Oh yes knew my sis would mention me, I hated my hair and freckles as a child, so many nick names at school,,and problems with the effects of sun and fair skin......but you have captured her well but prefer colour definitely here.........
Freckles thankfully fade in old age............but one asset red heads rarely go grey.........!!!!!!!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jay Boggess 5 years, 1 month ago

Nice portraits, of this bonnie lass.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Kasia Urynowicz 5 years, 1 month ago

Irish beauty, wonderful

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Liz M 5 years, 1 month ago

lovely lady...and I love the little gap in her front teeth...I always think that looks attractive

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 1 month ago

It's what I call a strawberry blonde , very pretty

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 1 month ago

Tough call. I like the first.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 1 month ago

Back to add I prefer the colour.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Bernard 5 years, 1 month ago

That is an absolutely stunning model.
I have no problem with the neck being out of focus. Puts more focus on her face.
But I do get the feeling the shoot could have captured her better.
The colour one: perhaps a background that sets off her fiery hair? Blue sky, green grass?... just thinking aloud...
And I bet there is a fire inside her somewhere that doesn't hit the outer world now as it could.
Do something with her eyes. Make them sparkle...
Better yet... take her here... two photographers ... two minds... yesss...

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Larry Sample 5 years, 1 month ago

Yes, I would never have guessed red either. But it is so penetratingly real and full of energy.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 1 month ago

I prefer color especially with a redheaded girl .
Strange she has so many freckles on her face but none on her neck , I agree with DD

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson 5 years, 1 month ago

She's simply gorgeous! You caught her face perfectly but agree with Jacki,neck should be more "real"

Im envy...

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Angela Anderson 5 years, 1 month ago

Stunning freckled face. I can see why you could be obsessed.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jacki 5 years, 1 month ago

There is something odd happening in this shot for me... her face seems detached from her body due to the fact that her neck is completely out of focus and lacking any of her wonderful skin details. This looks like something you may have done in post... I think it would be a stronger image if you backed off the blur. Nice face though!

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marilyn Grimble 5 years, 1 month ago

What a lovely young woman - I hope she is pleased with the portrait too.
I love her freckles ... reminds me of my sister as a young girl.

5 years, 1 month ago Edited
Antonio Gil 5 years, 1 month ago

Would love to take portraits like this one.

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