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Friday, January 21, 2011

This is one of the reasons I love the Nikon D3s.  When shooting models I like to have them in motion and showing a lot of energy.  This couple was shot in available light with a 105mm lens at f/2.8 for a very shallow depth-of-field.  In a situation like this the models are moving rapidly in and out while they are laughing.  That is a tough situation for a camera to capture, particularly at this close distance and wide open aperture.  The D3s allows me to shoot at 9 frames per second, and with its incredible ability to track focus all the results were tack sharp.
A couple watching TV shot with available light, late in the day so the ambient light would be dark and have a bluish cast.  The TV light was simulated by a direct tungsten lamp with no color correction placed just beneath the lens.  I balanced the light close to the tungsten to achieve the blue shadows from the daylight.   I wanted the models to appear active, involved, and animated.

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