Just a technique i like to use..
I used a 28mm in one of my street photography, being a wide lens, it actually took in the entire scene easy. However it is very difficult to isolate particular subject from the rest of the background. However when I use my 100mm f2.8 macro (note that both my 28mm f2.8 and my 100mm f2.8 are all opened to their widest aperture) I can isolate my subject much better, meaning the rest of the background being blurred out enough to make my subject stood out more prominently.
pic taken using the 28mm f2.8 (at f2.8)
pic taken using 100mm f2.8 (at f2.8)
Last edited by rhino123; 20th July 2011 at 03:13 PM.
Sorry2.. my bad.. wrong way to say this.. I was trying to imply that blemishes are less "pronounced" (for lack of a better word)... I get better shots with my 85 than my 50. but I do use my 50 if I want detailed shot. or even a macro.. it's not "skin smoothening"..
The main thing about 85mm as compared to a 50mm is the subject's isolation as I have pointed out in my previous posts and not about less pronounce flaws.
Actually this site provide pretty good comparism and explanation too (better than my crappy photos)
And this site too,
Last edited by rhino123; 20th July 2011 at 03:59 PM. Reason: add references
Hmm... I think I have really screwed up my explanation.. LOL... I'm not good at teaching these techniques.. Cos i'm not taking plain face shots.. I'm talking more full body portraiture.. ermm... please learn from the pros.. hehe :P
welcome to cs =)
Time to go kino cause think useful for noob like me.
Rhino.... wa... if there is ever one day we will ever meet, i think must siam from your camera if not all pimples let you shot out liao :P
Ok better head down to kino fast. Interested to know what it provides us with.Originally Posted by tsumetiv
If you get the copy hor, share some tempting factors here hor :P