Julia’s Grad Photos

My friend, Julia, asked me to take some photos of her in her graduation gown (she’s getting her masters in reverse psychology… or, is she?).  Got out of work, and got home in time to receive a package from the FedEx guy.  It was a lens I bought used from a guy on the Fred Miranda forums.  The lens is a 30-100mm f/2.0 lens.  It’s my first super high grade Olympus lens, and I’m blown away at how huge this thing is!  It’s bigger than my 50-200mm f/2.8, but I suppose that shouldn’t be a surprise.  In any case, I was able to use it to take some great portraits today.  We started off outside, on the University of Minnesota campus.  It turned out to be an overcast evening, which worked out okay, as it provided some diffuse light, which means, no overexposed highlights, and harsh shadows to have to deal with.

In any case, here are a few photos I took today…

Still have more to go through, but I definitely learned more again today (a lot about light placement, and body positioning).  I’ll have to revisit this entry and insert my lessons learned, once I go through the rest of my photos…

That’s all for now.

Lessons Learned: I need to expose and light for eyes. I might try the brenizer method next time. I should try some hair lighting. And make sure I’m shooting from above so the subject keeps her chin up…

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