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Tamara

March 14th, 2009

So, in November I put a casting call out for a lingerie shoot.  I’ve written about it below in the post about Nicollette, how I want to put a photo up on the first wall you see when you enter my apartment.  Tamara said she’d do it on the first day I put up my casting.  We set up our first shoot for two weeks later.  Then something came up so we rescheduled until after her finals.  That day rolls around, huge snowstorm.  Buses and cabs are all running late, and she had a flight to catch.  Now she’s out of the country for a month so we don’t talk again till January.  She has a lot of stuff to do with the semester starting so we set something up for February 6th.  Of course then she finds out that her Professor wants her in the lab that day.  We reschedule again for the 15th.  Of course I didn’t look at the calendar right and I already had someone scheduled for the 15th. So we push it back again and finally on February 21st we get to take some pictures.

I think they turned out great.  Well worth the wait.  The shoot didn’t go exactly as I expected.  I never asked, and wasn’t planning on doing any nudes.  But we did some, and of the final images below more than half have some nudity.  It was really hard to pick which pictures I would edit.  There were so many good ones.  Tamara has a lot of poses.  Normally I only have to go through a photo set twice.  The first to take out the bad pictures, not focused, blinking, bad lighting, etc.  And the second to choose which photos I want to edit.  Usually on a second pass I can narrow a set down to thirty to forty pictures.  On this set I had over ninety my second time through.  I had to do a third culling to get it down to the final 31, which doubled when converted to black and white.

This is the type of shot I envisioned when setting up this shoot.

This is the type of shot I envisioned when setting up this shoot.

I think this one is very Pin-up.

I think this one is very Pin-up.

I think this shows just enough

I think this shows just enough

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Sometimes it’s really easy to tell the difference between Pro and Consumer equipment

March 14th, 2009

Like today for example.

Today I did a shoot with Angela and Jeff.  It was the first time I used my 70-210mm lens.  I’ve had this lens for a few years, and I’ve done a few test shots with it, but never actually used it.  I forgot I had it for a while and just recently rediscovered it.  Anyway it has a maximum aperture of f/4-5.6.  For those of you that don’t know aperture describes the size of the hole inside the lens.  The larger the hole, the smaller the number.  My usual lens is an f/2.8.  An /f2.8 lens allows four times as much light as an f/5.6 lens.  This is important because shooting in the Capitol like today I was today, there isn’t that much light, which means long shutter speeds, which means it’s harder to get a sharp picture, especially with a telephoto lens like the 70-210.  I got some good pictures, but I know that I could have gotten better ones with a better lens.

Unfortunately, lenses that let in more light, are more expensive.  A lens like I was shooting with today can be bought for $100 to $300 dollars.  A lens like I need, 70-200mm f2.8 is $1,800.

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