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Jan
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comment How to precisely focus in self-portraiture with very wide aperture?
I'm just really going to be surprised if a surrogate of any kind will work for this. At 50mm, f 2.2 (his listed f-stop) and about 4 feet away (a head shot), you've only got a DoF around 2 inches. Thats a very narrow gap to hit. That said, I may try this out just to see.
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comment How to precisely focus in self-portraiture with very wide aperture?
Thats pretty nearly impossible at that shallow of depth of focus - if you tilt your head too much one way or the other, you'll be out of focus (I tried that first). Not having anybody else around means you don't know if you're EXACTLY where the object was.
Jan
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answered How to precisely focus in self-portraiture with very wide aperture?
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comment How to precisely focus in self-portraiture with very wide aperture?
Not sure if its quite a duplicate, but its very close to photo.stackexchange.com/questions/2640/…
Jan
13
comment What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?
@kacalapy - The flash is mounted on the camera, but pointed up into the ceiling.
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comment What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?
Good call - really it's just anything to shift that reflection angle.
Jan
13
comment What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?
I'd not think to recommend a polarizer for indoor candid shots - it'd be very difficult to get right in time and you'll lose a few stops of light.
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answered What are some effective techniques for photographing subjects who wear glasses?
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comment Does the camera tell me the shutter speed it will use when in aperture priority and the aperture and ISO are set?
If you're concerned about freezing her motion, shuttery priority is a much better setting.
Jan
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comment Does the camera tell me the shutter speed it will use when in aperture priority and the aperture and ISO are set?
This is how his D7000 works as well.
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12
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Jan
12
comment How to attribute Flickr Creative Commons photos online?
This sounds like it should be a comment on the question and not an answer...
Jan
12
comment Why are most portraits taken with the subject at 45 degrees to the camera?
Btw, I'd post examples of some of the pictures of when head on or 90 degrees just doesn't work from a recent portrait session with my wife, but I think she'd kill me.
Jan
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comment Why are most portraits taken with the subject at 45 degrees to the camera?
@jrista - thanks.
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