Saturday, February 09, 2013
I took a couple photos of this man today doing an ice sculpture. He was shooting snow everywhere and was completely covered in snow. Unfortunately he wiped his glasses before i could ask him not to but it still made a cool shot. I have been using a nikon D800 camera since Christmas and i have mixed feelings about it honestly. I love the way it handles and all the functions that it does. The problem lies in image sharpness. When its sharp its really sharp but when its not its just off enough to upset me. I have read that since the resolution is so high it is a different way of shooting. I am still getting used to it and hopefully i will have it figured out very soon. Another thing to get used to is the affect of very shallow depth of field. I shot this image at f4 but it looks more like 1.8 to me. Oh yea, and another thing is the image size. I forgot my sd card at home so popped in a 4gb slow sandisk ultra 2 card. It chugged to say the least and i only got 99 photos on it before it was full. The sd cards i use are made by promaster and are 90 speed. I bought them from ivans camera in moncton and they were around $90 each. I highly recommend them. No chugging i swear. Since i got the camera this is the type of image that i have wanted to shoot with it. I wanted a close up of a face and wanted to see every pore of skin. I finally got my chance and am very happy with the result. Glad i lugged my camera out with me today.