Saturday, May 30, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
for those that are interested it is a 50mm f 1.8 lens. at 1.8 it has a really shallow depth of field so you can isolate parts of your subject really well. In addition, it is 4x faster then the "kit" type lenses that come with cameras, meaning it lets more light into the camera. it's not the most expensive lens (actually it's one of the cheapest lens canon sells) but I wasn't prepared to spend 4x the price on the next best one (f 1.4) or 12x on the top of the line one (f 1.2).
Here is a sample shot I took to demonstrate to my wife why I bought it:
And again for those interested. Here is how I shot the above image:
I used an old cardboard box, 2 sheets of white paper, 2 sheets of glossy craft paper and some flashes. I cut holes in the sides for the light to shoot through and covered them with the white paper. Then I cut a hole on the top and covered it with one of the glossy pieces of paper in case I need to have light come from above in the future. Than I taped the last glossy page to the back wall and let it curve toward the camera to create a seamless background.
Saturday, May 23, 2009
The way I look at is if you know what you would have needed to do in the field to get this shot if/when it presented itself then you can create what you saw in your mind when it doesn't. Does that make sense?
Here are the images I used
here are the layers involved
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
In reality I think the officer that drove by a few times and then eventually parked across the street was was just interested in picking up a few photo tips... really.