The other day my photography teacher taught me something really strange I could do with a camera. Ultra highly saturated effect, with blur, at iso1600! So naturally I had to give it a try. This was a very experimental day for me here despite the fact I felt sick. He called it the mirror effect even though I donít think the mirror was really necessary, but it adds some extra strange depth to the photo by changing the point of view to many different areas beyond what you can usually see.
Canon 400mm f 2.8L is usm lens
Took this photo, hand held, at a distance of about 9 meters (damn that lens is heavy) with image stabilization on naturally. The key here is the extreme range of the lens, fitted on the Canon 10D, the zoom range became a colossal 640mm, and the use of a mirror and a f number under 4. At such a long range photos tend to not to be really sharp. As a bonus that f 2.8 will insure that enough light enters the lens to expose the image despite the range. This part is actually something very small from the actual photo since I had to shoot this from my kitchen (funny story, I was sitting in my sink when I took this), through a hall way and my study. For anyone who has never shot at iso 1600, colors flatten out, noise goes nuts, and blur is literally non existent. FLD filter was to cut out all the color distortion I was getting from multiple light sources over the long distance. I donít like to use UV filters anymore so I fit any camera I use with a skylight 1a.
I set the camera to a shutter speed of 250, iso 1600, focused on the back of the person and took the first photo, unbelievable, lots of blur, in addition the f number and 640mm range made things not in the immediate focus area blurry. The general effect of the photo is very odd but had warmth that I usually donít get shooting high iso. This photo here I shot at a shutter speed of 500, and still had that much blur, very neat
If anyone else tries this, I want to see your results!
ps. Sorry for the strange deviation away from what I usually do, I just wanted to see what people thought of this strange way of shooting photos to get this effect.