Monday, April 22, 2013

Motion Stills

 1/80 at f/2.8, ISO 1600

 1/60 at f/2.8, ISO 2000

Using a still image to imply motion, a similar technique to shooting prop driven airplanes can be used to show the motion of an animal or person running, it takes a steady hand to shoot when moving in a car in low light, mine? not so steady : )

A low shutter speed of  around 1/60 of a second is about right to show Ducky's legs as blurred while keeping her head relatively sharp, auto ISO with a f/2.8 lens in low light worked out quite nicely for this series.


Thursday, April 18, 2013

First Impressions, Canon ef 24-70 f/2.8L II

Ducky, 5D Mk III, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II at f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO 1250, natural light.

One of the reasons I wanted this new lens was for portrait work and Ducky was my first victim.

This is amazing resolution for ISO 1250, exactly what I was looking for in a lens

The hype about the new version II appears to be true, I will soon test it out in on some Utah landscapes and give it a real test, but so far I love it, I will probably be shooting with this one for years to come.