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Super Secret Project Photo Shoot

Jared Polin October 9, 2010 83

I wanted to show you how easy it is to do a full photo shoot with multiple angles and one lens in 10 minutes. As you can see I am shooting with the Nikon D3000 and 35 F/1.8. I was able to capture 4 or 5 different angles from full length to head shots to detailed shots.

I guessed my settings based off of pre visualizing my environment. I knew there was not a lot of light inside which told me I should shoot at a higher ISO like 800. I know in the D3000 that if I go higher than 800 ISO i may be compromising the quality of the image. I chose 60th of a second at 1.8 as a starting point than tweaked from there. You have to be very careful when shooting wide open at 1.8 that you do not miss your focus. As you can see in the picture with the pencil you have such a narrow focus that if you move forward or back or your subject moves you may miss your focus all together.

Start to get into the habit of pre visualizing your situation so when you walk into it you have a basis for your initial settings. Over time you will start to be able to read the light before you take the camera out of the bag.

Be sure to watch the entire video as you will see the photo shoot first followed by a screen flow where I discuss composition of each image as well as how I edited the RAW file.

Mine’s a 2.8

Jared Polin October 8, 2010 3

The shirts are out, have you gotten yours yes? Be sure to e mail it to me and I will add it to the gallery of others. Check out the images below from Mine’s a 2.8 and RAW shirt wearers.

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Photography TIP – Condensation

Jared Polin October 8, 2010 11

How many times have you taken your camera from the air conditioning right outside into the hot weather to try and take some photos? What happens, the lens fogs up and you try to wipe it clean with your T-shirt which is a no no and doesn’t work any way.

What do you need to do to fight condensation on lenses when you go from one extreme temperature to another? There is not much you can do other than anticipate that it will happen.

If you know you will go from one extreme to another you can send someone outside with the lens you are going to want to use and have them hang out there while the lenses gets itself ready. By the time you come outside the lens will be ready to shoot.

If you are not able to get the lens acclimated with where you are shooting take the lens cap off and let the lens fog up and than def fog as it gets to the same temp. Do not try to clean it or wipe it as that will not really do anything to help speed the process.

The Fro and His Grandma Lil #20

Jared Polin October 7, 2010 6

Today Lil and I talk about the Baseball Playoffs and how she used to go to the Philadelphia Phillies Games.

Flickr Photo of the WEEK

Jared Polin October 7, 2010 4

I wanted to thank Brett Walters for submitting this images to the Flickr Photo Group and discussing his image. Be sure to get your photos into the Flickr Photo Group by clicking the flickr logo to the right. Who knows, maybe I will call you and discuss your image!!!!

4964947045 79cd64a078 Flickr Photo of the WEEK