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Old 04-10-2009, 09:21 AM
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Where to get portraits for portfolio?

Hallo everyone,
Maybe you have some suggestions?

I need a couple of raw image sportraits.
I was searching through stock ptoto agencies, but in fact they do not have original with lower quality (before)
Do not know the other places where to look for it and have the right to show on own website as a portfolio.

Any suggestions are very appreciated!

Thank you!

Aus
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Old 04-10-2009, 01:23 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

You could always build a softbox and take your own (don't forget to use a model release).
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:40 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

Thanks for a suggestion, Doug Nelson
I thought there might be an easier way to get couple of raw pictures...
I do not know any person, who would like to sit on the webpage
And im not a photographer. Im editor.
Maybe someone would like to sell some pictures with model release?
Just do not know what to do :/
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:14 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

A few sources for pictures:

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...s-retouch.html

http://www.lipstickfetish.org/forum/...pic.php?t=9579

http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/pho...back-raws.html

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/pp/pphome.html

royalty free stock photos:
http://www.sxc.hu/index.phtml
http://www.istockphoto.com/index.php
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:09 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

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Thanks for a suggestion, Doug Nelson
I thought there might be an easier way to get couple of raw pictures...
I do not know any person, who would like to sit on the webpage
And im not a photographer. Im editor.
Maybe someone would like to sell some pictures with model release?
Just do not know what to do :/
Find a portrait studio, tell them what you want, write the check, go home and retouch away!
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Old 04-13-2009, 04:18 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

Thousand thanks to you, 0lBaldy!
Need to look closer to find out which ones i could use (i mean for which model release is needed or they are already free to use)
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:16 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

The only one questionable is Lipstickfetish... I would ping The Forum first.. just to check their policies and also ask the Original Poster (OP) of the Pics... (as someone has recently done and has asked the same basic question toward the bottom of the thread..)
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:31 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

Yes i will, i like lipstick forum as a source.
Great quality photos to work on IMHO
(would be nice to see more wrinkles and spots on a womans faces on a photos
instead of slice of mask cosmetic though, lol )

Thanks once more 0lBaldy!

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:25 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

Im at the same time searching through sotck photo agencies...
So hard to find them there...

At last found one portrait with wrinkles, but have no idea how to find face with red spots etc.

Any suggestion for keywords to search on in stock agencies?

Also old BW photos keywords?
Tried to search using simple keywords such as 'old photo', 'scratch' etc. - nothing

Any suggestions for a keywords, please please

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Old 04-17-2009, 12:38 PM
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Re: Where to get portraits for portfolio?

I have found many old black and white photos in antique stores. Usually the ones in the bad condition are in a box in the back room, and they are cheap since there is virtually no market for them.
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