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Lori: Coolest Name Tag Photo Evar!

Posted by
jkirlin (Bangor, Maine, United States) on 13 May 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Canon EOS 60D 1/160 second F/1.8 ISO 1000 50 mm

The Best of a Monumental and Majestic Work of Epic Proportions by your lowly and humble photographic servant.

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Hmm......take a close look at the eyes and the ears, neither are in focus. The ears are not so important but the eyes are. You have shot at a very wide open aperture, a couple of stops more would have given you just the right dof to keep the eyes in the region of sharpness. I'd hazard a guess that the camera was set to auto focus and hence fixed on the spectacles, switching to manual would allow you to control this better and shift the focal plane a little further back.
However, the concept is good, and I can see you had plenty of abundant light from that large window behind you.

13 May 2011 3:55pm

jkirlin from United States

That's a good point. I'll reshoot this and try to get the focus better. I DID autofucos and wanted the short DOF and only noticed here eyes were soft when I posted it here. I'll try for a bit wider and get closer. This is a crop from a much larger full headshot. Thanks! :)

13 May 2011 4:30pm

Jen from Alpharetta, United States


13 May 2011 5:35pm

The#1AcePhotog from Portland, OR, United States

Following up on Curly's comment, I find tha hardest thing to do is shoot through glass. Between the AF and reflections--it's hard to get the shot you want.

13 May 2011 11:13pm

jeff (aka dogilicious) from Millerstown, PA, United States

Excellent help from Curly but it's a great crop anyway.

15 May 2011 1:29am

Joe Catalano from New York, United States

The eyes arent in focus, the ears arent in focus, what's next? The color is missing? This is an awesome shot period. There are no rules in photography, eyes don't always have to be in focus, the other commenter failed to notice that the glasses ARE in focus... and those glasses make make the shot. Great shot, great face, great glasses, great crop, great dof, great tack sharp focus (on the glasses).

19 May 2011 12:25am

GirlInThePic from United States

Thanks for all the comments, constructive or otherwise...I am not photogenic and I believe Jeff did awesome with a nametag pic.. ; ) Thanks Jeff!

28 May 2011 9:37am

Canon EOS 60D
1/160 second
ISO 1000
50 mm