Simply portrait photo



Few days ago I mentioned on my Facebook page – Marek Kuzlik Photography that I’m going to show,explain how I made this image. Generally it was simply set up. Beautiful model, beautiful make-up and hairdressing, grey background and 2 flash gusn. first as a main light, it was octa 120cm set on the side (definitely less than 45 degrees) and soft circle light on background

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First photo, RAW or NEF because I use Nikon system.  The image was underexposed which helped me in post processing to achieve final effect.

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photo no:2 after little adjustments on shadows, lights, and contrast I used – adjustment brush in LR to lighten lights and contrast on hair.

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no:3   eye – little lightening plus I removed some skin imperfections but are not marked on image above.

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No 4 Radial filter for end of job.

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And finally after 5 minutes, maybe less I achieved expected effect.

As You can see, you don’t need expensive lights, professional studio. You need some good ideas and use your imagination.


Photography VS Photoshopgraphy


On the end of March this year, I was on The Photography Show on NEC, where I met, maybe I should write I stopped close to a famous UK’s photographer (I will not give his name here). Some of You saw his photographic tutorials on You Tube. On the Nec’s show his show was about “how to turn totally shit photo in to beautiful image after editing in PS“.

Other perfect examlpe which shows that PS, not a digital camera is treated as a master tool in photos creation is work of  my favourite… better to write ex-favourite male Russian portrait photographer. Few days ago I saw her photos before Photoshopography. I was shocked! I didn’t expected that she, recognized photographer on international photography market can do things like that. (I can not publish this photos in my post but maybe You have seen them on Fecebook )

I use PS  like 99% of photographer around the world. I use this software as a tool to little adjustments on raw files not like main one and the only one tool in image creation. Below You will find one from many portraits of my daughter. It was Nikon D4s with 70-200 f2.8, and probably I took this photo on 200mm f2.8 ? but I.m not sure. Anyway subject is sharp, and background with nice strong bokeh .   On photos below You can see that jpg didn’t need much job during editing to achieve nice and attractive look. not like in described samples. (I’m soooo sad that I can not attache this files here but I think You have seen them somewhere on web)

I believe that some of You will leave a comment, share your point of view about present photography, and photoshopography.

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The Photography Show 2016 – NEC

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The Photography Show is the biggest photographic event in UK which take place in March every year. Thousands of visitors come to test, look, and buy something from photography world. Some people comes to test the newest flagship cameras, and I was in that group in this year.

Unfortunately, it was big DISAPPOINTED. Two leading manufacturers on the market – NIKON and CANON some time ago announced new flagship cameras. They present them of course but… We couldn’t test them! we couldn’t take sample shots, we couldn’t try 4K movies because we couldn’t put a memory card in!!! What is going on?

Three Oaks

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assdThree Oaks… almost the same but definitely different. I found that place between Coventry and Nuneaton in West Midlands. It was cold morning when in  head torch’s light I jumped over few fences to get to this field. I set my tripod and camera… and I was waiting for that perfect moment. Is it that moment?

Project Coventry – marek kuzli kphotography

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Coventry City Centre, Transport Museum  -Nikon D800, Iso 200, 8s, f7.1

Could You recognize this place on my photo? What city is it? …I shown this image, and I asked some random people who live in Coventry  that questions, and only few of them was able to give me correct answer. Rest of them said, is nice, is beautiful but I/we don;t know where is it.

– Unusual composition, right moment, some nice light can change everything –

Yes, This photo present Coventry. Coventry is beautiful city but most of us can not see it, and that is a reason why I started photographic project called – Project Coventry.

In the nearest future I will present more images…


Marek Kuzlik Photography-Independence Day

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This is field next to my house. It was, I think 2 years ago, when my neighbor knocked in to my door, and announced that UFO was comming over the field next to our houses, and it can be interesting to photograph.
I took my gear. I think D700 with Sigma 12-24 and run on the field.
That’s the effect. Do you like it?


Marek Kuzlik photography -industrial restaurant

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Industrial restaurant – Few weeks ago I was asked to take photos of this unusual thing. This is restaurant “Roza” in Katowice in Poland. Beautiful place, located in industrial part of the city.

To take this photo I used Nikon D4s with 28-70 f2.8 (maybe it is not the best set for this kind of occasions but I was doing little bit different job in that night) Shutter speed was 1/25s F3.5 ISO 5000   Photo has been taken from hand, I had a tripod or something which looked like tripod. Generally it was mix – tripod/hand shot. but is sharp:)

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