Deconstructing Scott Schuman.

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  1. ralphlauren

    ralphlauren TPF Noob!

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    Hello Forum,

    I just learned how to deconstruct photos that I have been saving in my Aperture Library for quite some time now.
    I have been trying to study the photo techniques of different photographers.

    There’s one issue that me and my partner can’t seem to figure out -

    How is Scott Schuman of SARTORIALIST.COM able to take such 'FAST'(shutter speed) pictures ?

    The Metadata on the following picture is as follows:
    Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    ISO : 200
    Lens : EF85mm f/1.2L II USM
    Color Space: RGB
    Focal Length : 85
    F number : 2.5
    Exposure Bias : −67ev
    Exposure Program : Aperture priority
    Exposure Time : 1/1,600 (THIS IS REALLY FAST)


    AND ALL OF HIS PHOTOS are pretty much shot with the same exposure settings.
    But when I try to replicate these settings with my Canon 7D, I can only get as
    fast as (1/200) Shutter Speed. Even when I push my ISO to about 800, I still cant
    get my camera to comfortably shoot at anything near (1/1600).

    I know the lens is a $2,000 super sweet lens. So is that it? Or do I need to simply get
    a canon 5d Mark II ? Is he simply around so much light, that he can shoot that fast ?

    I can’t figure this out for the life of me.

  2. LungFish

    LungFish TPF Noob!

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    It's not that fast. Where I live that would be normal for an outdoor photo at f/2.5.
  3. SCraig

    SCraig Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    He's probably exposing to the right side of the histogram and then compensating in post processing. It helps prevent losing detail in the shadows and is not an uncommon technique.

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    Last edited: Feb 24, 2012

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