Shooting With Fast Primes

Discussion in 'Equipment & Media' started by Chris Dodkin, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    Following up on the discussion started in the thread http://www.realphotographersforum.com/people-portraits/2852-new-lens-papa.html around fast primes, wide apertures and narrow DOF - here's an excellent write-up by local (to me) wedding photographer, Melissa Jill.

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    Wedding Photography Blog | Melissa Jill Photography

    Melissa has written how-to's on wedding photography using her favorite three fast lenses - the 24mm f1.4, 50mm f1.2, and 70-200mm f2.8 - illustrating her points with a stunning series of images.

    She's a wide open sort of gal - by which I mean she rarely shoots stopped down at all! :D

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    There is a separate write up for each lens - a tour de force, and quite outstanding willingness to share her 'secrets' - a US Hamish in fact! :p

    She has also done a non-technical write-up on depth of field - http://www.melissajill.com/blog.cfm?postID=886&depth-of-field-tutorial

    And another on using off-shutter release AF techniques - http://www.melissajill.com/blog.cfm?postID=690&f-a-q-back-button-focusing

    The rest of her website is well worth a browse - inspiring stuff - I might pop by and take her up on the offer of lunch sometime, and pick her brain some more :)

    Phoenix Wedding Photographer | Melissa Jill Photography

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    Last edited: Nov 8, 2011
  2. Trevor Sowers

    Trevor Sowers New Member

    Thanks for the link...I love using primes! Somehow feels more creative for me and I'm not totally sure why but it's there.
     
  3. Brian Moore

    Brian Moore Moderator

  4. Tim Pindar

    Tim Pindar Member

    Great page by Melissa on the 50mm 1.2 lens, with inspiring shots using it wide open
     

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