Monday, August 23, 2010

"Garden Smiles"

Garden Smiles

"Garden Smiles"
©David A. Ziser

This image was captured in my pre-Canon days early into our transition into digital shooting.  I always loved the fisheye lens on my Hasselblad and was just getting used to using one on my digital gear. 

I decided I like the 8mm fisheye on an APS sized sensor.  I still get a nice effect and the image is easy to crop.  When taking these shots, it always looks like I’m taking a photograph of the flowers since I am so close to them because of their prominence in the foreground. 

I lit the image simply – assistant was behind the couple about 10 feet, flash on full power – 200 W.S.  We did a few takes and this one was my favorite.

Camera specs: Nikon D1x fitted with Sigma 8mm fisheye, F7.1 @ 1/250 second, ISO 400.  Enjoy!  -David

1 comment:

  1. Ziser you crack me up! Your work ethic is mind boggling! I have adopted a lot of your signiture shots from your spring master class. The back lighting technique WoW's my clients everytime. Now I have hotels asking me to blow up prints for them:) As they put me at the top of there preffered vender list!

    Even though I'm not a die hard evangelist like yourself I have imporoved my photography skills drastically and work ethic.

    Your right none of this is rocket science its just practice.... Tell everybody I said hi and hopefully see you all in Denver for your book tour.

    Peace and Chicken Grease:))