Monday, March 15, 2010

"The Art Critic"

Art Critic "The Art Critic"
©David A. Ziser
Here is an image I made a few years ago at the Cincinnati, Ohio Art Museum.  I was demonstrating to my class that we could still put good light on the subject with an on-camera flash.  I had one of the class members hold my reflection panel camera left and bounced my on-camera flash off the panel. The light was exactly what I was looking for – highlights next to shadows for the detail, depth, and dimension I wanted for this portrait. Notice too that I positioned the subject’s head at “nodal point #3” – the top right side of the shot, to complete the composition.  The finishing touch was to balance the ambient with the flash.  That’s easily done with the shutter speed setting. Camera specs: Canon 30D fitted with 17-85mm IS lens at 17mm, F 5.6 @ 1/60 second, ISO 1600.  Enjoy!  -David

1 comment:

  1. Great technique can’t wait to try it myself.