Monday, June 15, 2009

Depth of Field

Green Eyes

These shots I took at an ISO of 400, F 1.8,and shutter speed 1/250 on my 50mm prime lens. They were lit with a single 100 watt bulb through diffusion gel to give a good contrast look. I decided to shoot at a higher ISO so that I could use a wide open aperture and get a super shallow Depth of field.

The shallow depth of field draws the eye to the focus point of the picture and creates a very nice effect on these photos.



Saturday, June 6, 2009

Group Shots

Central Focus

When doing group pictures its really important to look at eye line. In pictures where the eye line of people in the photography are not focused on a certain point together or motivated to do otherwise there is a very distracting effect and the result is an unnatural feeling photo.If you do not wish for all your models eye lines to be together then give them reasons not to be together.

For example, you could have a picture of a couple, the man is looking at the camera and the woman is gently stroking his face while peacefully looking at him.
In bigger groups focus on giving everyone something to do and a character emotion which will help them all deliver more natural looks.

Keeping Everyone Motivated