Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
Thread started 18 Oct 2014 (Saturday) 06:09
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Wide-open family portrait

 
sbkanut
Senior Member
464 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2012
     
Oct 18, 2014 06:09 |  #1

I accidentally shot this at F2 for this portrait. I can't believe it was even possible, but they are all in focus. I normally shoot at 4.5 / 5.6 for family. Would love to see small group photos shot wide open! Does anyone else have any?


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.


Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
ready ­ to ­ snap
Senior Member
581 posts
Likes: 537
Joined Jan 2014
     
Oct 18, 2014 08:17 |  #2

Since you had your image editing on I thought I would do a quick edit on this. With the fall colors I wanted to see if I could make them pop a little more.


HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sbkanut
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
464 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2012
     
Oct 18, 2014 08:19 |  #3

Thank you, but yes, I am not asking for critique. After I posted it, I did lighten it up a bit. I ALWAYS catch after I share, it seems...grrr...


Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
HappySnapper90
Cream of the Crop
5,145 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Aug 2008
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
     
Oct 18, 2014 08:47 |  #4

That vignetting added or due to being wide open? Either way it should be removed during developing. Know your DOF. You can shoot f/1.4 and get all in focus if your subjects are all within a close proximity to each other, your focus distance is far, or your lens is short.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sbkanut
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
464 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2012
     
Oct 18, 2014 09:04 |  #5

With this one, I was surprised since they are all on different planes. I realize if they were standing in a line, it would be much easier to achieve. Regardless, I'm personally surprised.

I added a radial gradient. I believe I had it at 8%. It was a terribly gloomy day though. I lightened the grass a bit underneath them, as it was dark sooc. After I shared this one, I did lighten more before I decided it was finished.


Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
beano
Goldmember
Avatar
4,168 posts
Likes: 7
Joined May 2006
Location: Berkshire. UK
     
Oct 18, 2014 09:35 |  #6

What was your focal length?


Scott

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sbkanut
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
464 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2012
     
Oct 18, 2014 09:40 |  #7

135 f/2. So definitely some distance between them and I.


Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
beano
Goldmember
Avatar
4,168 posts
Likes: 7
Joined May 2006
Location: Berkshire. UK
     
Oct 18, 2014 10:09 |  #8

That's good to know, cheers.. I just picked up a 135mm a couple of days ago. Can't wait to use it! ;)


Scott

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sbkanut
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
464 posts
Likes: 3
Joined Jan 2012
     
Oct 18, 2014 10:11 |  #9

You will love it! So in love with the lens. It's quite magical. :)


Facebook (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gonzogolf
dumb remark memorialized
29,201 posts
Gallery: 31 photos
Likes: 1360
Joined Dec 2006
     
Oct 18, 2014 10:12 |  #10

The glory of the 135L is that if you step bsck a bit you get a workable slice of DOF with a nicely blurred foreground and background, really shows how you can get a feeling of depth using the longer lens.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Mataz426
Senior Member
394 posts
Joined Feb 2012
Location: Michigan
     
Oct 18, 2014 15:50 |  #11

With this one, I was surprised since they are all on different planes. I realize if they were standing in a line, it would be much easier to achieve. Regardless, I'm personally surprised.

Their not all that sharp? They appear sharp because the background is so soft. Great photo though, and it's the best way to shoot wide open (back up a bit)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,687 views & 0 likes for this thread
Wide-open family portrait
FORUMS Photo Sharing & Visual Enjoyment People 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is sageybadegey
876 guests, 306 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.