Round two testing on the Lensbaby Composer with Sweet 35 optic. A trip to the park with Chris, a martial arts instructor and former gymnast.
Once again, I shot with both my Canon glass and the Sweet 35. Sure, I could have photoshopped the images to look like the results but it was fun to make magic happen up front.
Once again, it’s an added level of difficulty moving around a sweet spot on a moving target while focusing but then you just shoot a few extra frames and have fun with it. I love the lower contrast. The non auto aperture makes focusing a bit tougher even shooting in daylight. I could see where a mirrorless camera could have an advantage here but that’s not in my gear bags and just a guess.
For the new year, I decided to up my megapixels. Does that make me a mega-geek? To counter the possibility, I thought it best to photograph scantily-clad models and prove my alpha-photographer-superior-male status. Of course if you really want to see a comparison from the old camera to the new one, I didn’t do it. That alone should drop the geek thing from your vocab. If you’re a regular follower, you know I’m in a new studio on West 26th Street. Gorgeous, huge windows, amazing light, but the shots above are from the space next door. Oh well, maybe we all can’t afford $20K/month rent. Not sure who is as of yet, but with fresh walls and electrical wiring, we’ll know soon. Bummer… it was a lovely space for rogue shooting.
This is a double test: of the Davepix Blog system and some test shooting with Rox, a jewelry designer who likes to be in front of my camera. Good test? She’s also particularly useful as a model when scheduled models, er, flake.