Friday, April 30, 2010

Night photography with P&S

firenze canon_-19, originally uploaded by gugs.

A hand held shot with the Canon S90 point and shoot camera, the best (as of today) for high ISO, low light photography. The cathedral in Florence, Italy by night. Amazing quality for a P&S. The noise level is quite acceptable and comparable to the quality you could get from a reflex camera just a few years ago. ISO 1600 is usable on such a P&S (like here).

Sunday, April 18, 2010


hockey-gvh-2, originally uploaded by gugs.

Photographing hockey, not an easy task because of white balance issues and the ice. WB should be measured on the ice to take care of the lighting, and a +1.3 up to +1.7 EV exposure correction should be applied because the camera will underexpose to get the ice neutral grey.
A general overview shot taken with the 200-400VR zoom on the Nikon D3 camera @ISO6400.

85 1.4 AIS

BE0_2532, originally uploaded by gugs.

Amazing what you can still do with a very old lens, the 85mm 1.4 AIS Nikkor, a manual portrait lens. A wonderful choice on a full frame camera body, to play with very thin depth of focus. Here shot fully open on the Nikon D3. Center weighted metering on the face, playing with the harsh contrasts. Focus on the eye.