Monday, December 28, 2009

Meet my family




...well some of it. This is my grandmother (my mothers mother) Ketty and my extra grandpa Gunnar. He is not my real grandpa but has been with my grandma for as long as I remember so he has always been a bonus grandpa while my real grandpa was alive.
I got the idea of taking their picture for my mother as a birthday present but I never got to do it until a few weeks ago when we were in these parts of the country for a christmas marked at Amalies parents place. My grandparents actually did have other plans that weekend but I maneged to squeeze in between plans for like 45 min. I pretty much rushed in, sat up, shot a quick bunch of pictures, took eveything down, had a cup of quick coffee and was out the door in less than an hour. But I feel I got a few lucky shots of them both.

I got them printed on some really nice paper. I had the 3 colour ones mounted on foamcore so they could be mounted on the wall without a frame, which I think looks really nice. Since I could get a whole bunch printed for the same price I had extra prints to give to my uncles and aunt. My mom also got a set in black and white on top of the ones in colours.

The present was a big hit.










I hope you all had a great xmas and enjoyed the hollidays as much as we did.

10 comments:

samboy said...

beautiful photos :) x

GospelAngel said...

It's like the best present, you have ever given me, Allan!!
I love the pictures, and I love you for taking them for me!!

xxx

Hella J said...

Din mormor og bonus morfar ser top hyggelige ud!!

Alex said...

the photos came out great!

Jacob said...

Hej A,

Lidt info om lys, kilde, retning osv. Hvordan er de efterbehandlet, og hvordan er de printet (ie hvor). Hvordan med s/h print, hvordan er det lavet? Jeg har ikke fundet nogen der kan printe s/h ud så det ikke bliver gråbrun/hvid...

Uncle Allan said...

Thanks people!!

Jacob... Jeg brugte bare en lille softbox på min canon speedlite på den ene side og naturligt lys fra et vindue på den anden side. Havde som sagt ikke meget tid at gøre godt med så jeg lagde bare lyset meget simpelt.
Jeg har det bedst med mine billeder hvis jeg ikke behøver at gøre noget ved dem. Tog dem både i RAW og some Jpeg men har bare brugt Jpeg filerne. Gunnar var en smule mere rød end Ketty så jeg blev nødt til at gå ind og desatuate ham lidt på farve billederne men det er sådan set også det. Farvebillederne har jeg kørt lidt ned i farve efterfølgende men de sort hvide er som jeg tog dem.
Jeg fik printet dem hos Xposure på Vesterbrogade, en ny fotocafe. Det koster en arm og et ben men det blev også en hel del bedre end hvad jeg ellers har fået printet, hos andre fotobutikker. Det brunlige kommer alt efter hvilken film du bruger eller hvilket filter du bruger hvis det er digitalt. Det kan også ordnes i photoshop. Men normalt er det filmen det kommer an på hvis det er analog. Det er lidt svært at svare på når jeg ikke ved hvad du tager billeder med.
Håber det kunne bruges

Jacob said...

Hej, tak for info. Lyset er ret koncentreret og lidt hårdt, så jeg var lidt i tvivl om du havde brugt noget til at skærme (snoot).
Re s/h var sp kun om digitalt, jeg har prøvet at printe via PS og Bibble, og ingen af stederne bliver det sort/hvid, men ret fladt. Jeg har prøvet flere prof farvelabs, så det er heller ikke det. Jeg prøver lige den cafe du nævner.

Corey said...

awesome pictures! I love the top one!!

Anonymous said...

UA,this is a side of you (and your canons)I so far havent seen. Truly stunningly cool portraits. Keep it all simple and you get what it is, real and fantastic!

See you 2010

Matt, King of Siam

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