Wednesday, March 11, 2009

"Having A Senior Moment"

"Having A Senior Moment"
©David A. Ziser

Here is an outdoor portrait I did of this high school senior a few years ago. She just wanted a carefree almost model portfolio type portrait out in the fields. No problem, we headed to one of my favorite locations, Aimee wondered into the field, and I took the photograph with the available light present - no flash. There is plenty of light in her eyes and the feel and look of this image worked for her. She loved it!! Did I mention it was only 30 degrees that day and she had to hold her breath so it didn't show in our shot. Camera specs; Canon 20D fitted with 50mm F1.4 lens, F2.5 @ 1/640 second, ISO 800. Enjoy! -David

7 comments:

  1. Great shot, but that poor girl must have desperately wanted that photo to be doing that in 30 degrees! Brr!

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  2. Mr. Ziser,

    I know that sometimes you shoot higher ISO even when not limited by shutter speed for the purpose of drawing less strobe power (given a particular aperture setting).

    In this particular shot though, why chose ISO 800 since no strobes are used, and a slower shutter is realtively "safely" adequate? ie: Why not shoot ISO 200 at f/2.5 and shutter speed of around 1/160?

    Thanks!
    I look forward to seeing you in Philly.

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  3. yourphotographynow7:29 AM, March 12, 2009

    I love this shot. Looking at it, you could not tell it was shot in cold weather. I will have to remember "Holding breath trick". The B/W conversion is excellent.

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  4. That's one helluva shot David. A real winner.

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  5. excelent, but why did you setup you 20d on such high iso, when you had plenty of speed to work with?

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  6. You never cease to amaze. AND you always get better but you've always been great. How does that work?

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  7. David I want ask youHow far you from your customer. With F2.5 she looks sharp
    Thank you

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