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Foto Friday #3

August 5, 2011

Happy Friday! It’s been a long week and I am pretty excited for the weekend. I am still planning to write about ISO settings soon, but it’s time for Foto Friday today.

This is a photo of my wife taken shortly after she got a new haircut. This is the first time she decided to go with shorter hair. I really love the look.

For this shot I used the “nifty fifty” lens, or more specifically, the EF 50mm f1.8 II. Its a cheap little all plastic lens. It seems like it’s more of a Happy Meal toy instead of a piece of camera equipment. Surprisingly, it works pretty well some of the time. I have to say that I find that using this lens is kind of hit or miss. Some shots seem great while others come out terrible.

I think this shot would be considered a hit. The planets all aligned or something and the shot turned out really nice. Only natural window light was used to make this photo. It was taken in our house with the dining room windows to camera right and the living room windows further away to camera left. You can see the catch light in her eye from the dining room window. I enhanced the contrast a bit in Lightroom and did some very minor retouching in Photoshop.


Canon 40D, EF 50mm f1.8 II - f1.8 1/160 ISO 500

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