The Minimalist Photographer
Minimalist, contemporary and experimental photography by Steve Johnson
Steve Johnson Posted on: September 9, 2012
A combination of games +Jules Falk Hunter your throw :)
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Thanks +Jude Muoki much appreciated.
love it!!! got one for you , coming right up : )
+Jules Falk Hunter - looking forward to it :)
Thanks +raymond samson Yet another narrow dof :)
nice one but why u captured it with iso 1600?
+Mäţĥyö Mësřopiäñ Good question:Artistic and technical – even at ISO 1600 the shutter speed was only 1/200 and I didn't want to go below this (hand held closeup in available light). Re bumping up the aperture – The lens isn't a fast one but that wouldn't have really mattered as I didn't want the dof to be any smaller.
Artistically a bit of grain suits this type of image in my opinion.
Foe what its worth I did use the in camera noise reduction and a tiny bit of the same in Lightroom.
Hope that makes sense :)
Must have really steady hands steve
Hi +raymond samson I was sitting down elbows on the worktop – I am not sure how the math works for close up shots but would think that the rule of thumb minimum shutter speed = 1/focal length wouldn't apply but I could very well be wrong. (that would have given a minimum usable of 1/125 in this case.
Must be right given the results.
+raymond samson sometimes :)
May I know what lens are you using here?? Are they Prime??
+BuntZ Mehta Thanks for the compliment – this is where it gets embarrasing (as in cheap). The lens is an old 22 mm – 80 mm zoom kit lens for a Nikon film camera (N55 I think) with a 10x diopter on the front. Editing is done in Lightroom 4 and I tend to work with a high ISO with ambient lighting.
Absolutely you know your ropes!!! Hence the perfect picture!! :)
On a good day – don't think I'll ever get the perfect picture though :)
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