Portrait shots with Nikon D7000 and Tokina 50-135mm

Started Sep 21, 2011 | Discussions thread
OP brez New Member • Posts: 22
Re: Portrait shots with Nikon D7000 and Tokina 50-135mm

The Big One wrote:

brez wrote:

Just recently bought this camera and lens and really liking them both to use as a combo. I had my first go at taking some portrait shots in the last few weeks and am reasonably happy with the results. The only thing that bothers me is that on quite a few of the pics I managed to get the eyes in focus but not the mouth or ears. I'm new to photography so having to do a lot of experimenting and making a lot of mistakes. Should I use a smaller apature to get the whole face in focus. I took most of the pics at F3.2. Thanks for any advice.


Very nice! I have been trying to find a copy of that lens for a while now, but have been unsuccessful so far (bought one from Adorama but it was horribly soft, looked like someone had dropped it, so I returned it). Here's to hoping that someone locally will upgrade to FX and dump it for cheap....

One comment on the gallery... be careful of differing white balance. If you shoot raw, you can adjust all the images to the same colors in PP (preferably on a calibrated monitor). Most notably the last image looks yellow/greenish, but the rest could also use a touch more consistent WB. I find the D7000 doesn't have the best auto WB, so I always dial it in in PP, after shooting raw.

All images (c) unless otherwise specified, please ask me before editing.

I noticed that too about the uneven white balance. I think I need to start to learn how to shoot in RAW and PP afterwards. Thanks for the advice.

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