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merle | portraits

Classical portraits shot in the Jean Noir studios with Merle. This set is more of my natural style and we did it at the end of the day to relax. I have to say that it was really cool and easy going to work with Merle.


Does this portrait really need to be sharp? From my point of view I prefer to work manually – as I do here – and capture some moods rather than concentrating on the autofocus.

But most of the time I work like everybody with my autofocus going for the front eye.


Here some more classical style portraits.

I love these moments when the model is not posing anymore – or at least so professional that it does not look like posed. It is all about slowing down.

Here one final detail her eyes but this time heavily processed in Photoshop and Lightroom.

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Oper 2.0 / Der Gletscher

Hello, here is a selection of images taken during the rehearsal and performance of the opera. You can use these images but be correct and mention my name: Peter Ortmann; Peter Ortmann Photography (on Facebook) or “gallerybypeter” on Instagram.

Small Images 25/10 [here on google]
Small Format, with logo to be used on social media platforms.

Large Images 25/10 [here on google]
Large print format without logo. Please reference me on public prints.

Video snippets 25/10 [here on google]
Video snippets without any treatment and pretention. Just for fun.

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mia | jeans

A chair and window light in a quite litte room. No studio lights, no reflectors, no flash or any other artificial giving the model all attention and room to express.

Even when the light was simple I reworked it in Lightroom and Photoshop to create this vintage blue-green look that does fit to her eye color.

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studio | caroo

Simple and sensual studio shooting in natural light with Caroo. We took some time after work and profit from the natural light left on a early October day here in Belgium.

I played around with Lightroom and Photoshop to create a desaturated but still rich nude look

And here a more dense interpretation of the same light. The black shirt let us focus on the face and the only real color is the lipstick.

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study on viewfinder overlays

Conceptual ideas about EVF/LCD self-defined overlays, Eupen, Belgium, October 2019

The Idea

The basic idea is to have an overlay composed of lines and gray shades of equal or different densities allowing to see different image crops while looking though the EVF or on the LCD. The final output would still be a regular full frame image.


Of course this idea considers that you do not need 100% of your sensor size and that the pixels covered by the crop does fulfill your business needs. If not I recommend the Fujifilm GFX 100 series for that.

Eva in Studio, Fujifilm XT3, XF 50mm f2.0
  1. Square Format Small: Could be used for Instagram or similar feeds. Could also be used as a standard square format but seeing “more” than the final picture in the viewfinder. It would allow to frame for a final instagram poste while having a story or a igtv in mind.
  2. Vertical Portrait: If you like the portrait mode with the additional advantage to be able to use it landscape while keeping the full original portrait. When you turn the camera you loose this capability.
  3. Square Format Large: You can think in the small and the big square, or you can consider the portrait and the big square.
  4. Cinematic Mode: An approximative 9:16 cinema looking mode. It is overlaying all other formats and guarantees the crop on 9:16 screens or while filming.
  5. Full Sensor Size: No comment.

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