A few photos of my friend

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  1. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren Move, I'm Gay. Praise Satan. Supporting Member

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    This guy started out as my intern about a year ago, but over that time we've become great friends. We were out scouting a location yesterday, and I snapped a few shots in order to test the lighting and get a feel for the location. I ended up deciding on a different location for the shoot I was scouting for, but I definitely plan to save this location for something else.

    Sorry, I know they're all practically the same crop/ pose/ expression. I wasn't feeling very creative or feeling like I wanted to pose him, I just wanted to get a sense of the location before deciding to use it for the upcoming shoot. Either way, I like these photos of my friend and thought I'd share them. Critique is welcome.

    All captured in natural light with no modifiers.
    EOS 5D MKI
    135mm f/2L

    @f/2
    1/800th sec
    ISO 400
    [​IMG]

    @f/2
    1/250th sec
    ISO 400
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    @f/3.5
    1/200th sec
    ISO 400
    [​IMG]

    @f/3.5
    1/250th sec
    ISO 400
    [​IMG]

    @f/2
    1/400th sec
    ISO 400
    [​IMG]

    @f/2.8
    1/400th sec
    ISO 400
    [​IMG]


     
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    Very crisp clean, love the gorgeous blur. Nice colors I like the darker fall vibe. The quality of the pictures is what I hope to learn how to do. I would die to get that blur. lol I'm very new at this but your pics have some nice qualities
     
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    The Emperor's New Clothes
     
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    BOKEH!!! Nice Dan.
     
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    Those looks great, especially for test photos! :)

    That is a BIG nose ring!:aiwebs_016:
     
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  6. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren Move, I'm Gay. Praise Satan. Supporting Member

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    Thank you! The blur is an effect of using a telephoto focal length lens with a fast aperture (I use a 135mm f/2 prime lens). The lens renders background blur quite nicely. You could also get a similar look with an 85mm f/1.8 lens. The lens doesn't really play much role in the quality of the photo though; what matters is lighting and focus.
     
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    Nice photos, i'm drawn to the second one.
    Love the beard.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Great light , nice clean images , great bokeh . I would kill for a location like your first one , man cool .
     
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    DanOstergren Move, I'm Gay. Praise Satan. Supporting Member

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    Thank you. The location is a big park in Southeast Portland Oregon called Laurelhurst Park.
     
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    good bokeh ........ but that nose ring
     
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    It's something I've never liked myself, and I'm shocked at how popular that piercing has become.
     

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