Family Photo Time

11.10:
Nikon D300, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 (various shutter speeds and apertures), Nikon SB-900, Cowboy Studio 24 Softbo

Nikon D300, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 (various shutter speeds and f/stops), Nikon SB-900, Cowboy Studio 24" Softbox

My friend Clint and his family needed some nice family photos for the holidays. I helped them out and was glad to use my new Cowboy Studio 24″ Softbox. It worked surprisingly well, especially at counter balancing the late day sunlight. I was even more surprised that it worked because my flash was not properly syncing with my shutter because the shutter speeds were way too high. I guess I’ll be shooting at ISO 100 next time?

Paul & Rachelle’s Wedding

posted by on 2010.08.14, under Photo of the Day, portrait photography
08.14:
Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4, 1/250, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4, 1/250, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/4, 1/60, ISO 1100

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/4, 1/60, ISO 1100

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/2.8, 1/2000, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/2.8, 1/2000, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4, 1/8000, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4, 1/8000, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/8, 1/640, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/8, 1/640, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/8, 1/400, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 24mm f/1.4 @ f/8, 1/400, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/8, 1/500, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/8, 1/500, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikonn 24mm f/1.4, 1/800, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikonn 24mm f/1.4, 1/800, ISO 200

Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, 1/25, ISO 1600

Nikon D300, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, 1/25, ISO 1600

Portraits

03.22:

I’ve been more interested in portrait photography lately. When my friend CJ asked for some head shots, I jumped at the opportunity to practice my flash photography techniques with him. We planned to do the shoot outdoors, but it was lightly raining that day so we had to stay indoors mostly. I used my neglected Nikon AF 50mm f/1.8D lens which is the best $112 I have ever spent on photography gear. It’s SUPER sharp, pretty good wide open and has decent bokeh. Did I mention that it cost $112 brand new? With the crop factor of a DX format camera, 50mm is a nice portrait focal length where you can get close to your subject without feeling uncomfortably close. Thanks to CJ for being such a great model!

Nikon D300, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, a bunch of reflectors, diffusers and light stands

Nikon D300, Nikon 50mm f/1.8, Nikon SB-900 Speedlight, a bunch of reflectors, diffusers and light stands


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