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Combination model - modern architecture : anyone does this often ?

 
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Aug 08, 2015 03:48 |  #1

I'm thinking of combining model photography with minimalistic modern architecture (government buildings, hospitals, shoppingmalls,...)
Everywhere there are some great buildings, on sunday they are mostly closed

For this I would use 50 1.4 Art and/or 70-200 2.8LII
If I would use my 16-35 or 35L I would probably put too much building on the picture, but have to focus more on the model's portrait.

Some of theses buildings are not accessible inside so have to stand a bit further to have more of the building in the background.
Maybe working at f4 or higher to see something of the building unsharp in the picture and not all bokeh, in combination with some f1.4 bokeh portrait shots.

Anyone also does / likes the combination model - modern architecture and how are your experiences ?
Or if you know photographers that specialise in this (on the forum or somewhere else), i'm interested in some names/links, thanks!


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Aug 11, 2015 09:33 |  #2

it depends on what the intent of the image is, are you highlighting the model or using the model to highlight/enhance the area? 1.4 is really shallow for closeup at 50mm, you will start losing focus at the ears, i'd go with the 70-200 as long as you can and shoot at 2.8 or 4 depending on the light and amount of separation from the background. you may wan to look at dof calculators for different focal lengths and fstops.

for the wide shots stop down quite a bit depending on your light level. composition will matter more than anything for those shots.

these were both shot at 135mm first at f2 second at f4

the distance to the model is different and thus the bokeh is much different.


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Aug 11, 2015 09:36 |  #3

to add here is 85 mm at f2. model is sharp and in focus, background is there but still distinguishable.


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this is 85mm at f4, fwiw, city hall in the background was the same distance away in both shots.


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