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Possible Bokeh comp entry, thoughts please.

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by Phate, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. Phate

    Caporegime

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    The subject is female so chill guys :p

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    Taken on Saturday evening with an 85mm 1.2 (I've now decided I need to sell some organs to afford this lens)

    Anyway, thoughts? :)

    Thanks,
    Jake


    Judges can sod off ;)
     
  2. bigjimmyauk

    Soldato

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    I like the picture altho i think alot of the focus seems to be drawn away from her face. Not enough going on to the right of the picture looks a little empty.

    I find myself looking around the picture rather that looking at the desired subject hope this helps

    EDIT QUICK SHOP FOR YOU TO LOOK AT HOPE YOU DON'T MIND

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    Just took some of the focus away from the mans head and the foreground to create more of a focus on her face,a slight crop too. Only took a minute so it's far from perfect. Was it a spur of the moment shot or was it planned
     
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  3. Trick

    Mobster

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    Hmm, the girl doesn't seem to be in focus.
     
  4. Phate

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    Soddit, thought I could get away with it :(
     
  5. bigjimmyauk

    Soldato

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    Edited my post above for you to look at/read
     
  6. Phate

    Caporegime

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    Hi mate, thanks for that :)

    I don't mind! - It was a spur of the moment, I was practicing reportage photography :)
     
  7. bigjimmyauk

    Soldato

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    NP the shop picture just seems to bring your attention to her face first rather than the back of the mans head, which is what the original photo did to me
     
  8. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    You needed to bang the focus on the eyes.
    Its hard enough at F2.8 let alone F1.2 (I assume it is, I don't read exifs)

    Problem is when shooting so narror a focus plane you gotta be good at getting reportage photos on the spur of the moment nailing that focus.

    Would of been better using the F1.8 as the 1.2 is simply too heavy to drive the motor fast enough for quick af lock on moving subjects.

    But what would I know! :p
     
  9. Raymond Lin

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    Always focus on the eyes, unless there is a reason not to.

    The original pic is on the back of his head, not where the focus should be on this photo.

    This is where you need to see the shot, prepare the focus points and fast AF speed is needed, the 85/1.2 is a bit slow for that personally speaking, the 1.8 focuses faster due to the size of the glass the USM needs to move around inside the barrel.
     
  10. Johnny|lucidcomposure

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    Done it, quoted it and encouraged it! :)

    You're absolutely correct.