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To be honest, these days I care less about the lens and more about how I am composing the photo, the mood, the lighting, and capturing that special moment.

 

I shot my previous shoot entirely on a kit lens (28-70mm zoom).  No one ever complained about any lack of sharpness in those photos!

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My latest work:

 

Laura in white

 

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My latest work:

 

Laura in white

 

 

 

I see your Laura, and raise you Ashley!

 

lol in all seriousness, this was kind of important to me. I've been studying more headshot composition, as well as posing. Then throwing in the lighting stuff I've been gobbling up.

 

Also, it was my first time working with a fully manual lens. I bought the Opteka 85mm 1.8 lens off Amazon. It cost me $120. I have to say I'm ASTOUNDED by this lens. Incredible sharpness, and virtually little vignetting...even wide open. It's the star of the show for me. Anyways, here she is...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forgive some of the missed focus shots. It's kind of hard to MF with a 1.8 DoF on a short tele.

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I see your Laura, and raise you Ashley!

 

lol in all seriousness, this was kind of important to me. I've been studying more headshot composition, as well as posing. Then throwing in the lighting stuff I've been gobbling up.

 

Also, it was my first time working with a fully manual lens. I bought the Opteka 85mm 1.8 lens off Amazon. It cost me $120. I have to say I'm ASTOUNDED by this lens. Incredible sharpness, and virtually little vignetting...even wide open. It's the star of the show for me. Anyways, here she is...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Forgive some of the missed focus shots. It's kind of hard to MF with a 1.8 DoF on a short tele.

 

Very good! Nice cinematic look to the photos.  I'd say this is your best work yet.  

 

You did a good job capturing the many expressions of the model.  I don't see anything seriously wrong on a technical level either.

 

The contrast and focusing of the photos could be more consistent, but otherwise it's good stuff.  She is more expressive than my Laura.  

 

These days, the equipment is not usually the limitation.  Only our creativity limits what we can do.

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Very good! Nice cinematic look to the photos.  I'd say this is your best work yet.  

 

You did a good job capturing the many expressions of the model.  I don't see anything seriously wrong on a technical level either.

 

I'll consider that high praise coming from you! Thanks!

 

 

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 She is more expressive than my Laura.  

 

 

I was lucky to get these shots. She had a long day, and I could see the tiredness in her eyes. I pretty much had to flirt to get those expressions. But it was  ton of fun.

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Eke2k6, those look great.  

 

 

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I like primes too, but I cannot be bothered to keep switching lenses for studio use, as it interrupts the energy and flow of the shoot.  Ideally, having two cameras with two different focal length lenses mounted would be perfect.  Got a great price on a Canon 50 1.4 and bought one but still think the 50 1.8 is sharper. I generally think Nikon has better lenses than Canon, but (to my eyes anyway) the Canon lenses render colours a little better for portraits. 

 

For landscape, I really enjoyed using a 24mm or 35mm.  I didn't need anything else and tried as best I could to zoom with my feet.

 

Looking forward to your portraits!

Yes 24mm on full frame is an ideal wide angle (equally about 15 or 16mm on cropped I think) 

 

Thanks I'll post a couple of them if they're any good...

 

But nothing proffesional here folks :) I'll be trying to get plenty of candid shots, so I've decided to go in disguise. I will be dressed as a vase of flowers! unfortunately I don't have a proper costume and have had to make do with a cardboard box around my waist, finished off with some geraniums taped to my forehead :) I shouldn't stand out at all! I'll then be able to shuffle my way through the guests without much too much kerfuffle... 

 

(apologies for my sense of humour )

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Eke2k6, those look great. 

 

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There are some who are in darkness and the others are in light.
And you see the ones in brightness, those in darkness drop from sight
.

 

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I was lucky to get these shots. She had a long day, and I could see the tiredness in her eyes. I pretty much had to flirt to get those expressions. But it was  ton of fun.

 

Ashley's hair is awesome. Fits great with the vintage color toning. Love it!

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Same colours as in your avatar! smily_headphones1.gif

I like it but don't like the bag on the ground.
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There are some who are in darkness and the others are in light.

And you see the ones in brightness, those in darkness drop from sight
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Marie 04

 

I decided to rework an old shot; Eke's obsession with shadow cyan is rubbing off on me...

 

It's just a simple, single short light portrait; nothing fancy.

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