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Old Jul 20, 2006, 1:41 PM   #1
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This is the oldest of my two children. It's funny, ever since I got my new camera everytime she sees me holding it she says "Take a picture?" wanting me to shoot her. This shot turned out alright, but was taken indoors near a window with no flash. Also, this was shot with the Vivitar 90mm macro lens at about 2 feet from her. I know the focus isn't right on.


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Old Jul 20, 2006, 2:45 PM   #2
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That is a nice photo, Mike. You captured a special moment.

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Old Jul 20, 2006, 3:26 PM   #3
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Sometimes macro lenses are too sharp for this type of thing. The softness of the focus in this one is nice and (just my opinion), enhances the picture.
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Old Jul 20, 2006, 3:37 PM   #4
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I agree. She is a little poser for the camera. Here's another one from the same time.


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Very nice!

When you are shooting people especially females, an extremely sharp focus is not your friend, but what you have is just right.

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Thanks for that advice, I'll remember that.
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An article in PCPhoto magazines actually talks about how to get rid of skin detail in female portraits. Anyone remember the original Star Trek TV series, they would switch from stark sharp focus on the male closeups to an overdone soft focus on the females. Corny but hey, I was only 12 years old at the time.

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An article in PCPhoto magazines actually talks about how to get rid of skin detail in female portraits. Anyone remember the original Star Trek TV series, they would switch from stark sharp focus on the male closeups to an overdone soft focus on the females. Corny but hey, I was only 12 years old at the time.

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Haha, I remember it well. A lot of older movies do the same on the female actors.
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