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Feb 11, 2009 10:54 |  #1

I want to do a shoot with with my Tamron 90mm 2.8 (30D) as it is very sharp and wondered what distance I should be from the models face when I shoot around f9. I want to do close ups and fill the frame but I do not want any cropping.

Do any of you understand me?

Does it make a difference to the bokeh of say ears and jewellery etc when I change the shooting distance?

Do any of you kind fellows have any examples I can plagiarise?


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Feb 11, 2009 10:57 |  #2

that's also a function of your light source.


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Feb 11, 2009 11:11 as a reply to  @ hawk911's post |  #3

Yes I forgot that but say it was natural daylight, a window about 8 feet away.

I am really trying to gauge how far away my camera should be so I don't have to chimp all the time.

Thanks for the repy.


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Feb 11, 2009 11:17 |  #4

Seriously this is something you need to just experiment with..


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Feb 11, 2009 11:20 |  #5

Kagemaru wrote in post #7303437 (external link)
Seriously this is something you need to just experiment with..

I am doing it right now :lol:


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Feb 11, 2009 11:45 |  #6
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start off close enough to taste the model, then back up in 1 foot increments. ;-)a

I agree, i'm not sure how else you'd describe to do it without shooting it.




  
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Feb 11, 2009 15:42 |  #7

natural light will vary greatly; clouds, no clouds, northern window, southern window, time of day, etc. I'd say the Fstop is going to vary more than the distance. Fill the frame enough that you can still crop an 8x10 out of the image; don't crop in camera too tightly.


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Feb 11, 2009 15:57 |  #8

I'm so close that they have to wipe my slobber off of them. ;)


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shooterman wrote in post #7305417 (external link)
I'm so close that they have to wipe my slobber off of them. ;)

thank goodness it's only slobber:p




  
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Feb 12, 2009 09:56 |  #10

tiler65 wrote in post #7303280 (external link)
I want to do a shoot with with my Tamron 90mm 2.8 (30D) as it is very sharp and wondered what distance I should be from the models face when I shoot around f9. I want to do close ups and fill the frame but I do not want any cropping.

Do any of you understand me?

Does it make a difference to the bokeh of say ears and jewellery etc when I change the shooting distance?

Do any of you understand me? I think so - you want to fill the frame with the models face. What I don't understand is why this is a problem. You have an SLR - you should be able to see quite well if you're filling the frame with the model's face. No calculations are needed.

Does it make a difference to the bokeh of say ears and jewellery etc when I change the shooting distance?
Bokeh won't be affected (the quality of the out-of-focus areas), but the depth of field is definitely affected by the distance to subject. In this case, you simply calculate the depth of field for the distance at which you're shooting, the crop factor of your camera, and the aperture you're using. You can find a good online DOF calculator here:

http://www.dofmaster.c​om/dofjs.html (external link)

Choose an aperture for the distance that gives you the depth of field you need (and don't forget to adjust the shutter speed).


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Feb 12, 2009 10:00 |  #11

Mark_Cohran wrote in post #7310610 (external link)
Do any of you understand me? I think so - you want to fill the frame with the models face. What I don't understand is why this is a problem. You have an SLR - you should be able to see quite well if you're filling the frame with the model's face. No calculations are needed.

Does it make a difference to the bokeh of say ears and jewellery etc when I change the shooting distance? Bokeh won't be affected (the quality of the out-of-focus areas), but the depth of field is definitely affected by the distance to subject. In this case, you simply calculate the depth of field for the distance at which you're shooting, the crop factor of your camera, and the aperture you're using. You can find a good online DOF calculator here:

http://www.dofmaster.c​om/dofjs.html (external link)

Choose an aperture for the distance that gives you the depth of field you need (and don't forget to adjust the shutter speed).

Thank you oh great one, consider myself re-educated.

The link is just what I wanted. It was my camera crop factror that was concerning me most.


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