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Mkl
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Nov 07, 2017 16:29 |  #1

Portrait with a natural light. One of the executive of an Archeaological Festival in Biskupin - Archeo Fashion Week - 2016. No flash here, only natural light.

Critiques and comments are welcome! Thank you.

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Canon EOS 40D + Grip, Canon EOS 7D, Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II
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Nov 25, 2017 19:49 |  #2

The common thread that I've been seeing in the many images you've posted recently is this: while they are interesting subjects, the focus is always too soft where it should be sharp. I understand some people prefer to use shallow DOF, but it's not that. Either your lens is soft, or you aren't getting critical focus where you should for whatever reason. Am I the only person who feels that way about this series of images? Maybe it's MY eyes that are out of whack, lol.


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Columbia
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Nov 25, 2017 23:34 as a reply to suecassidy's post |  #3

They look like crops of the 50 1.8 to me. His other lenses are OK sharpness. If he is cropping where the subject is not in the centre to begin with, the lens really struggles toward the edges.




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albemarledesigner
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Dec 23, 2017 17:18 |  #4

I agree, it looks like he's cropping the 50. Also, a common thread of his photos seems to be the lighting is off.




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