I much prefer the first image, but that might have more to do with composition. Do you find that 50mm lens work best for portraits? Have you ever used longer lens for portrait work? How long would you go?
If I was shooting portraits for money, I'd use the Nikon d800 and the 85 f1.8 which I've dubbed "the rock star lens" because everybody looks like a rock star when shot with it. With the Leica, the 50mm is the best (imho) Leica makes a 75mm 1.4 and a 50mm .95 both of which are notoriously difficult to focus on a Leica M. (More about the 85 1.8 here: http://photographers.livejournal.com/17884473.html
) I've also used a 300 2.8 as a portrait lens, which is really nice, but cumbersome.
Very cool. I personally think longer lens, if used accordingly, can produce some excellent portraits. My main beef is the excessive use of wide lens for portraiture, which more often than not results is distorting and elongating the subject's features.
2015-01-02 03:10 pm (UTC)
quite a punch line.
Not especially relevant to the post itself, but *wow* what a great dress! :)
Someone made it. It might be Kambriel. I can't remember.
This is really interesting, thanks for sharing. I definitely prefer the image on the left. There's something about it-could be the crop though too. I know what you mean, about the extra $1200. You have to be making way more money, to be able to make that kind of jump.
Hi Kyle! My word, in any focus Trillian is lovely.
Do you have any advice to photographing make up? I do some free lance work and want to start building my portfolio, anything I can get refurbished I will, I was thinking about the T3i with a few softbox lights. I really admire your work, so I was hoping you might have some thoughts.
the camera's less important than the lights. a couple of softboxes would be great.