I was very concerned yesterday for my granddaughter Cassandra. She almost disappeared from my radar for over four hours. I knew her location and that she was custodied, but had no clue as to what she was doing. But then here she was, ready for Halloween:
Nikon D700, 28-70mm f/2.8D ED IF AF-S @ 70mm, f/5.6, 1/60s, SB-800 with Gary Fong Lightsphere II Clear upwards into the ceiling.
Thank you. Mick This is also a celebration of my 28-70mm being fixed by Nikon, after a little old lady heavy carry-on suitcase smashed into my light camera bag when landing. What a lens! The image has no post-processing at all.
Thank you, Hal Yes, she was at makeup. A Halloween customs store we frequent every year had the wonderful idea of hiring a few make-up artists and she of course jumped to the occasion. There was a long line. The job on her took a bit over 3 hours because it was a design that she drew herself.
Wow, that is some great work JRP. I like the addition of the ear rings & flowers in her hair. I like the second image the most as I think the lone hand & candle stick in the background really add to the mood. Oh.. hey the photographer did a good job as well.
That’s a splendid outfit, all designed by herself. Kudos to the model and the proud grandfather. Of the two great pictures, #1 gets my vote because 1) there is a better separation between the model and the BG and 2) it has one ear thingy very well presented, whereas #2 has two slightly blurred ones.
Having said that, on a second look at #2 the painting on the wall becomes part of the story. A ghastly greenish hand is about to grab the sword and …
A minor thing that may or may not be a problem, depending on how you see it. Obviously it’s the makeup that makes your granddaughter’s eyes hurt and get red. In a normal portrait you’d obviously brighten the whites of the eyes, but the red eyes are not necessarily a blemish on the gothic princess.
Sat 03-Nov-12 08:24 PM | edited Sat 03-Nov-12 08:57 PM by jrp
Antero, Thank you for your observation on the earrings. I went and check my camera and it had the red-eye on, and the AF-C shutter on 'Release + focus', instead of just 'Focus' as it should for portraits. I remembered that threw me off-balance while shooting at 1/60s. ARGH! If I ever let someone check on my settings it will be HANDS-OFF. Her reddish eyes are from studying late for her exams
Sat 03-Nov-12 08:48 PM | edited Wed 12-Nov-14 03:39 PM by jrp
Thank you John, thank you all The family is always impatiently on the run, so it is more than happy an occasion when they agree to pose for me even if briefly. This "session" with my granddaughter took 56 seconds (according to the EXIF data) for three shots But then, that's what keeps me ready most of the times.
As I turned my head when done, I only saw my daughter's back running downstairs in what looked like a Spanish colonial soldier costume. Never had a chance to see her makeup.
Thank you, Kathy I usually use the 85mm f/1.4 for these portraits, but the 28-70mm was the lens I had on the camera at that moment, with no time to switch. Now I am glad I did not. I was using f/5.6 on Aperture Priority, flash on TTL, then quickly switched to P Mode and it turned out to be exactly the same exposure