Tuesday, April 27, 2010

More Faces

I was browsing through my shots from the night I took pictures at Peter Pan, and I found another keeper. Halfway through the shoot that night, I remembered something I learned at a newspaper conference, during a seminar taught by a local photojournalist: look for the moments that the emotion peaks, and you'll get the best shots with the best faces. He was right.

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Aperture: f/2
Shutter Speed: 1/200
ISO: 1600
Focal Length: 135mm

This was shot with my dad's 135mm f/2 prime. I didn't think it was a particularly practical lens when he bought it recently, but it fit the role of low-light indoor musical shooting lens perfectly. It also has the added bonus of being the single sharpest lens Canon produces, something that maybe is harder to notice when shooting at 1600 ISO.

But I'm very happy with these results. Both of these guys were perfect for the roles. Yes, that is Captain Hook's real hair, although Smee's nose is fake. I'm excited to share these photos with the cast.

1 comment:

  1. This came out really nice too, especially in low lighting situations.

    Just a thought... You are fortunate to have access to some really great lenses. Maybe one day you can do a blog article here about the applications for each lens, the pros and cons, such as this lens you used... for what purpose would you use this particular lens? And so on, and so forth, with maybe some samples.

    I'm just curious because I haven't experimented with a lot of different lenses, especially an obscure one like this. I have used my 50mm and my stock 18-55.

    PS: did you see the limited edition "Jackie Chan" package that comes with the new Canon T2i? (Engadget.com)


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