Warm Light

by Dubious Drewski

Tried a window-lit shot with a couple of reflectors. Creatively speaking, it's not that great of a photo, but I'm very proud of the technical quality of this shot. It's from my K10 and it's been cropped down to 2.6 megapixels, yet the SMC Asahi 50mm I used was so sharp, that even those 2.6 megapixels were enough to make this beautiful 11x17 print I have on the wall beside me right now.

It was this shot that convinced me entirely that megapixels do not matter at all, as long as your lens is sharp and your technique is good.
Uploaded12/07/2010 - 08:21
CategoryPortraits / People
Shutter Speed1543/500000
Focal Length50mm

Posted 12/07/2010 - 11:57 Link
It was this shot that convinced me entirely that megapixels do not matter at all, as long as your lens is sharp and your technique is good.

That's right. You need a sharp lens, good technique, and an attractive model.
Nice lighting on the face, but perhaps a bit overblown over her shoulder. Well positioned stare, not directly at the camera.
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Posted 12/07/2010 - 12:22 Link
I think I shall stop commenting on your posts Dubi as I seem to love all of them, except those featuring guns! Even the burned out area of this one works for me. If there was a standard for us all to attempt to equal I think it would be yours!
SJ., if this was a shot of a wizened old man/lady would that still be an attractive model?

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)
Posted 12/07/2010 - 13:05 Link
For those who remember Grace Kelly.........

I love this.
Mac from Montreal

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Posted 12/07/2010 - 19:37 Link
Don't waste time and energy knocking yourself, Dub: there are plenty of people out there who'll do it more forcefully and for free

Loved the image (are we still allowed to say this? cf recent exchanges in the forum:twisted because of, and not in spite of, the 'lighting errors'.

Friend or model?


Edited by prsjnb: 12/07/2010 - 19:39
Posted 20/08/2010 - 15:59 Link
She's eyes are excellent. Nice shot and light . Congratulations


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