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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My studio has wrap-around windows and is usually bright enough to shoot hand-held at a standard ISO.  Yesterday was an exception.  The day was very dark.  So I lit this model with a single tungsten light from behind and several white reflectors in the front to act as fill.  I allowed the tungsten to flare out into the shot.  Taken with a Nikon D3s and the exceptional 85mm f/1.4 Nikon lens at f/2.2 and ISO 400.  I wanted a shallow depth of field and a pin point focus on the eyes and lips.
Reflector fill to lighten the hair and natural, soft daylight were all that were needed to light this image.  Taken with the Nikon D7000 and 50mm f/1.4 Nikon lens at f/2.2 and ISO 200.  For shots like this I often use a smaller APS sensor camera because I find they seem to add more of a film quality to the photos.  The larger professional sensors are almost too sharp and grainless.

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