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Jun 09, 2008 09:27 |  #1

My girlfriends son needed updated "headshots" so we snapped a few over the weekend. Thought I'd share a few and see if anyone has C&C to offer up. 1st time shooting with my new 50mm 1.4.

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Jun 09, 2008 10:30 |  #2

they're looking a bit soft, with the 1.4, you gotta nail the focus right on the eyes, set your auto focus to center point only and hit those suckers dead on. you've got such a small DOF at that point, that you need to be careful. i like the second one a lot, great work. add some sharpening and you'll be good to go.


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Jun 09, 2008 10:48 |  #3

You nailed me... I did have the focus set to one of the right hand focus points and I will use the center next time and see if I can get a a couple that are not so soft.


Thanks for the advice.


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Jun 09, 2008 11:57 |  #4

They do look a bit soft...although still not bad photos...also you might want to try shooting some vertically...I usually seem to like those best for headshots and portraits...granted JMO...
Just keep playing around with it, and congrats on the new 50mm!!


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Jun 09, 2008 12:36 |  #5

I like #1 - the bokeh is quite painterly and atmospheric!


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Jun 09, 2008 12:51 |  #6

lookingforaname wrote in post #5689853 (external link)
I like #1 - the bokeh is quite painterly and atmospheric!

Thanks bokeh was needed as these were taken on my back deck with only trees in the background. I hope to get more pratice and get much better.


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