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Old Sep 1, 2008, 1:14 PM   #1
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my daughter Stephanie.I was experimenting with the 85mm f1.8
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 10:41 AM   #2
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What camera body are you using? It looks a bit soft...which is good for portraits.
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Old Sep 2, 2008, 10:55 AM   #3
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Soft can be nice but personally I would like the eyes to 'pop' a little more. You've got to love the 85mm 1.8 lens though, mine doesn't come out enough, it is one of my low light wedding lenses but should give it an airing more often.

This is a nice pose with a comfortable head angle and it's clear she is comfortable with you. I mentioned the eyes earlier, another thing for me is there is not enough contrast but as with all things we don't like the same which is what makes photography/art interesting.

Hope to see more shots of you letting this lens do it stuff!!

Goofas, if you download a little programme called iExif from Opanda you will be able to check out the details. Here they are for you:

Model = Canon EOS 5D
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Exposure Time = 1/125"
F Number = F1.8
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 400
Focal Length = 85mm

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Old Sep 6, 2008, 6:15 PM   #4
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Hi Mark here`s another I took that day , that is a lense I don`t take out to often either but it is a good lense for capturing portraits. I was trying for a soft look and I did soften it a little post maybe a little too much.

Thanks for your comments ,I always like to hear other opinions

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Old Sep 12, 2008, 12:03 PM   #5
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Steve,

focus is better in the second shot. I agree soft features can be nice but eyes really need to pop. I like the pose in shot 1 and if it had the sharp eyes of the 2nd shot it would be a winner.
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Old Sep 12, 2008, 12:18 PM   #6
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Much nicer photo with regards to sharpness, I would be careful when rotating the head so far from the body is the crease in the neck.... minor I know but a bit of PP can fix that but if you can avoid it when shooting it's always good. I honestly don't remember every time.


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Old Oct 22, 2008, 5:20 PM   #7
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Such a pretty lady, great shots



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Easy fixes-used the old Elements 2.0. Sharpened the eyes and removed the neck wrinkle. Very pretty lady.
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