Friday, November 21, 2008

Lens Envy

I think this may be the last Chicago post.


I'm still obsessed with the lenses...

Anyway, this is one of the ladies in our class. She and her husband have a photography business, and I think it is mostly weddings. Anyway, she volunteered to be the model in our Sunday afternoon courtyard shoot when Me Ra was showing us how to work with models. And let me just say that by this time Sunday it was COLD in the courtyard.

Maybe the most important thing she said was "I don't lift my camera to my eye until I have the shot I want composed, and I can see it". Good stuff.

And then she went on to say that women are all curves so when you shoot their pictures, work the curves. In the one below, the model is leaning against the wall (window) behind her, which puts her at an angle and is not a straight on shot. This is another 85mm lens shot. Sigh. I loved the 85mm lens.

Me Ra demonstrating to the model how she wants her to pose. It's all about the curves.

You can start to see how this will turn out very nicely. And I wonder if the pose doesn't take the model out of "posing" since it's not conventional. I mean, she is really having to listen to what the photographer says since it's not run of the mill "tilt your head to the left and look at the birdie".
Me Ra also got up in a chair and took pictures from above (love those angles).

What the weekend looked like behind the camera:

So here is Me Ra with the lens I covet most in the world. It's the one she says she can use for a whole wedding. If you go to her site you can see the portfolio.

Yep, no doubt about it. I have lens envy.

1 comment:

  1. Lens ENVY!! Oh don't I know...I am dreaming nightly about a 24-70 f2.8.



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