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Anonymous asked: do you use an 85mm f1.4D or G? Love the photos by the way :)
I use the D, currently. Thank you for the compliment!
Anonymous asked: How do you prepare your photos for print, such as for a wedding or portrait session when your done editing them so when they go develope they come out as good as they look on screen?
The best way is to ensure you’re using a monitor that is color calibrated. I personally use a Spyder 3 Elite system to do a regular check on my monitor for color correctness. There are many ways to achieve this, but this is the only method I’ve used. Once you’ve got a setup that’s calibrated it would be best to start shopping around and doing test prints with a printer that meets your budget. I’d say, if you’re looking to make sure something looks as good as your screen, do the calibration setup first.
Anonymous asked: What gear do you mainly use lens, flash, strobes etc. and what's your all time fav lens for all your portraits and why? Awesome work by the way beautifully captured Charles.
I use a Nikon d700 and an 85mm Nikon D-series 1.4 lens. Nothing else.
Thank you for the compliment on my work!
camdamage asked: lovely work - where would you happen to be located fine sir?
Thank you. I am currently living in Los Angeles, though I frequent Denver where I’m originally from.
mariaandsethphoto-deactivated20 asked: What draws you to consistently produce the look you produce? The shadows are soft, almost gray-ish, and retain detail/information -much like film. One of the inspirations you list on your website has a similar look in their photos. To me, that is a major aspect of what sets your photography apart from others. What makes you go in that direction opposed to more common processing which results in high-contrast and black-shadows? Thank you for taking the time to answer.
I learned under the mentioned inspiration. His teachings brought me to further appreciate a “timeless” feel through muting blacks and subduing color. I feel like high-contrast, dark shadows certainly have their place, but for me they produce too much of a fleeting, popular culture feel. I associate a lot of my thoughts with traveling back somewhere in history and romanticizing it.