missed focus, or pleasant surprise?

Started Apr 26, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP Eli Allan Forum Member • Posts: 96
Re: missed focus, or pleasant surprise?

Thanks for all the compliments and the reassurement. There is definitely something about the oof shot that I really like, but I can"t put a finger on why I like it so much. Even the ribbon is a bit defocused. That, and knowing that I missed on the one shot that I'd really planned out. My confidence was a little shaken.

David, the gymnast is an aspiring model that was passing through and had seen some of my work. As someone who mostly works in documentary situations with people who are not comfortable in front of the camera, a good model sure makes it easy.

This shoot also reaffirmed my love of the sigma 30/1.4, some people hate this lens because its corners are as soft as the old "soft" lenses from the 80s. I think its brilliant, it reminds me a bit of the 43 limited but at a crop sensor focal length.  Its a great portrait lens.

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