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|50mm prime on 5D classic w/Pro Mist 3. Click to Enlarge.|
Diana took care of the wardrobe and the modeling and I picked the location (Vasquez Rocks, in Agua Dulce, CA) and performed camera duty. We had discussed those things and more, quite a bit in fact, prior to shooting. So, it wasn't like Diana showed up with clothing that was a big surprise to me or I began snapping pictures of the sort that were a surprise to her. We had our themes and goals and more pretty much nailed down before the shoot, including the props we intended to use.
Photographically, there were a couple of things I wanted to do. First, I wanted to shoot some of it with my cheap, plastic, Holga lens I had ordered from China... and I did. Using the Holga represented mounting a $16 piece of molded plastic -- plastic optics and all -- on a high-tech, $3600, camera body. Low-tech meets high-tech as it were. Personally, I'm a fan of low-fi, Lomo-like images. Often enough, the results are surprising. Surprising in good ways, that is.
|Both Snapped with the Holga Lens. Click to Enlarge|
|Captured with Pro Mist filter on my Canon "nifty-fifty." Click to Enlarge.|
Of course I also shot without the filters-- with my "nifty-fifty" as well as my Canon 85mm f/1.8 and my Tamron 28-75 f/2.8.
|Tamron 28-75, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 75mm. No filter. Click to Enlarge.|
Here's one more of Diana below. It was shot with my Canon 85mm, f/1.8 prime with a Pro Mist filter screwed on. When Diana saw this photo, she said, "Wow! I wouldn't want to mess with me!" Diana and I are already planning our next shoot. Should be fun again! In fact, I'm sure it will be. We have a completely different theme and location planned. For you techies and gear heads, I should mention I recently purchased a Yongnuo YN568EX II speedlite and I used it, off-camera, as a fill light for many (if not most) of these photos, including the Holga images. So far, I'm fairly impressed with that flash, more so considering its modest price.
|Canon 85mm f/1.8 prime with Pro Mist filter. Click to Enlarge.|