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Fine Focus by avotius Fine Focus by avotius
Studio photography is a long and very precise practice. A millimeter down, a centimeter to the side, and a slight adjustment to focus to get the perfect composition and flash angle. Usually untold hours can go into even the most simple looking of shots. Not only the photo but the subject mater has to be arranged just right before anything can be done.

heh...I dont have the patients for that...

So while my friends were all in the studio setting up shots I was standing there photographing the action. Here their teacher is checking the focus through the vertical view finder (which is now horizontal here) on my friends Mamiya RZ67 of the small cake scene down there on the table. After the shot was taken we scarfed the cake.

I was itching to get my hands on a dslr so I could try out my new lens on something that would give some results that I could examine closely, and I borrowed the schools Canon 10D which worked great with my lens. Even with the 1.6x multiplier which bumped my 17mm lens to 27mm, it still gave some neat perspectives with very nice colors and resolution. This also reminded me how much I miss digital.

Canon 10D, Canon 17-40mm L lens, ISO 400
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germancars Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
This guy means business! Great photo!!
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TeraRealm256 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2005   Digital Artist
Wow! This perspective is awesome and the look on his face projects intensive focus on his subject that is photography. :+fav: my friend!
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avotius Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2005
its been interesting learning how to shoot with a wide angle lens since it distorts and changes perspectives with great vengence if you dont do it right, but at the same time it lets you really pring special details forward, like here with the hand and the face, veeeery interesting :D
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ennia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
Ooohhh.. that is a v. nice shot. I like the rather fish-eye view you've captured. Great compositon and I'm loving the colours!
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ojaj Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
Great pic man, really great capture!!!:D
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thesin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004
:giggle: an artist at work :clap: love that shot :nod:
nice cam ;)
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WhiteMerovingian Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
the quality of the picture is excellent, the global color, the pigmentation of the skin, the focus on the camera, excellent really, great work!!, great focus
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Xaethos Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
Great pic. I'm always amazed at the colors you get out of scenes. You've got some serious talent ^_^
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mountain-troll Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
Nice composition, I really like shots of people at work! Thanks for the pointers, I think you may be right about the colour on some sigma lenses. I just broke my budget getting a canon D60 so it will be a while untill I can aford any more lenses! :)
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afireinsideme Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2004
Great shot :D His expression is great. Well captured *grin*
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