6.28.2013

I thought I had it all figured out until I added an image from the Sony a850 and....

....the ultra cheap, totally plastic 85mm f2.8 Sony lens...now all bets are off....

flash exposure.

10 comments:

Corwin Black said...

I think A900 and A850 (despite having sligtly worse colors) still are one of best for shooting anything where colors are important. That and very old Kodak SLR/n (which has one of most amazing color palettes I saw on digital).

Otherwise I prefer this version of portrait.. (I like color of her eyes here and how they have certain "pop").

Silvertooth said...

Who'd have thunk it? An "old" camera that can still produce stunning images! I agree with Corwin, the eyes have it in this photograph. It almost has the elusive three-d look and beautiful tone.

Thank you for sharing your work and wisdom with all us.

David Liang said...

I think the a900/a850 are very underrated. The a850 especially was the first discount full frame, years ahead of the 6D or D600. And using the same sensor as Nikon's long time studio camera, the D3X, it should offer some serious performance.

Ed Posthumus said...

OK You win. You have again shown me that that the number one mantra of my photography needs to be "Stop Chasing The Gear". I love everyone of the Dani pictures and I don't care what lens/camera/light combination was used. Ok, I admit that I checked the technical info of each cause I just had to know, but then I kept coming back the actual photos. She is subject worthy of time and craftsmanship, every picture that you have shown makes me interested in her. I now am going to have to delete the B&H app, get rid of the Adorama shortcut, no more Camerastore virtual shopping trips and I definitely have to unsubscribe to the Vistek updates. Thank You Kirk

André Balsa said...

Same as Ed here. No matter the camera, all these portraits bear your "signature" lighting. Also I believe you are able to overcome any of the shortcomings of these camera+lens combinations to make your photographic style come through, as well as bringing out the beauty in the model's face and pose.
My favorite image in this series is the third, but all of them are perfect imho. And unlike Ed, I didn't check the EXIF information or the camera details for each shot. I am more interested in your style than in any technical detail concerning the gear you used.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful images all. How many times must you prove that the camera does not matter, it's tedious.

Kirk Tuck said...

Thank you.

Richard said...

It's not about the gear......

Mannyol said...

experience does it all.

Zeus said...

Great Image! Wonderful glow to it! As Richard just said "it's not about the gear..." Just look at all the amazing images being made with iPhones these days. Gear doesn't make the photographer, the mind does.