Posted tagged ‘funny’

Photo of the Day: Man Eater

May 19, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/16
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure Bias: 0
Speed: 1/200
ISO: 400

Man Eater originally uploaded by foolscircle.

I basically used the same photo technique for this shot as I did for the playful portrait of Todd yesterday: fisheye lens, flash, higher F-stop ratio.  While this may not be the type of portrait some people like, I really enjoyed the softer shadows and color intensity brought about by this method.

It really helps when your subjects are people you know as friends: they tend to let you experiment a little with the photos, and it really helps when everyone involved has a good sense of humor.  The facial expressions and poses I managed to snag during this shoot were great, and I was really happy with the results.

Photo of the Day: Ladies’ Man

May 18, 2008

Photo Details:
Camera: Nikon D80

F-Stop: f/16
Focal Length: 16 mm
Exposure Bias: 0
Speed: 1/200
ISO: 400

Ladies’ Man originally uploaded by foolscircle.

This was my favorite photo from yesterday’s nine hour shoot. After Toddy and Cassie’s wedding ceremony yesterday, we shot some quick formal portraits in the church and then did a number of scenic ones on the lawn behind the hotel where the reception was being held.

I always like these moments, because I get to experiment a little with my portraits for a few minutes. Even though it was kind of warm out in the sun (it is Arizona, after all), everyone was a total trooper and let me direct the photos without any whining.

The lighting was kind of extreme, so in order to get this perspective I used my fisheye lens and then put a filter over the pop-up flash in order to soften the shadows a bit. Because the D80 will only go up to 1/200 when you use a flash, I had to crank up the F-stop number in order to prevent the photo from being completely washed out.

Anyway, this was meant to be a test shot, but everyone’s expression was so perfect that I ended up keeping this one as a final portrait.