Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Julie (129) - Sarah relaxing into the shoot


No flash was used in the making of these photos! Astounding isn't it? Well to me it is astounding. Such an even spread of indoor light. No tripod. No camera shake. White cardboard reflected natural light back onto the subject and I guess the settings were fast enough to avoid the shake.

I am my own harshest critic: but, bloody hell, I think I'm getting there!


Cara asked to know the data for these images. Here they are in order:
F5, 1/400, ISO 400, 96mm
F5.6, 1/800, ISO 200, 74mm
F5.6, 1/320, ISO 400, 74mm
F4.5, 1/500, ISO 400, 55mm

7 comments:

Abe Lincoln said...

There is something to be said for the natural look of these portraits. In my family, our son, 52, is a pro photographer in Florida and a lot of his work takes place in his studio with any and all of the aids you could imagine. His best work is often his natural photos taken out of doors, like I taught him, either in the morning or late afternoon when the sun is special. I have been to two of your blogs and liked them both.

I got here because you came to one of my blogs and left a comment.

Ann said...

I definitely think you are getting there. I was playing with indoor shots on manual yesterday and was getting a much better look. Haven't tried portraits yet, want to learn more about the best settings to use first.

Ann said...

PS. What ISO are you working with for the indoor portraits?

Julie said...

I think it is 400. Much higher than that and you run the danger of pixillating like Cara has done.

cara said...

These are all fab - do you remember your speed/aperture?

Julie said...

Cara, I have added the shooting data to the portraits of Sarah.

freefalling said...

Hmmmm....this gives me an insight to my chinese skin freckles.