Jide Alakija

20 Feb 2009 1,409 views
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Archive raiding. You can tell as I don't shoot events using angles any longer. I kinda miss it however I have to say that I'm too sure about the angle of this one. I'll let you decide. I kinda feel it's too steep.

My Tip : Today I am going to talk about lenses. I was asked yesterday what lenses work best for Portraiture and landscapes. The answer to that question is really what looks best to you. I don't think there is one answer. I used to use a 100mm f/2.8 prime lens in the past (e.g. this shot) but nowadays I use a 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom (e.g this shot). I switched because I wanted more depth in the image and as you know focal lengths of 70mm and above will produce a flatter image than below.

As for landscapes the same answer applies, it depends on what you like. I don't have any particular lens that I use, in fact I think you should look at some examples of landscape shots I've taken and look at the EXIF data, you'll notice that sometimes I shoot at 17mm (e.g. this shot and other times I shoot at 70mm (e.g this shot). It all depends on what it is you want.

comments (6)

  • Boye
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2009, 04:47
I guess it gives an edge to his music.
The Angle works for me.
Love the Vignetting
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 20 Feb 2009, 17:12
I have a few wonderful prime lenses for portraits but my 28-70 f2.8 is my workhorse go to lens. I just love it.

I should pick a new wide lens to take advantage of my full frame now. I didn't like my 12-24mm DX lens much. It will still work on the full frame in crop...I don't do a lot of wide angle shooting so I am not sure what I want to get if anything. I can just use the D200 with the DX if I really feel like shooting wide right now.

I think the Nikon 14-24mm f2.8 is a bit much for how little I would use it. The 17-35 f2.8 is about the same price, although it is a more manageable size...I am sitting on the fence. Maybe I should lease them for a month and see which one I like if any.

This is a beautiful portrait. So sharp and crisp. Wonderful tones.
The angle is fine. makes it more interesting
for me the anglework also
nice portrait
(where come the gostlines from, around his hat?)
  • Roland
  • United States
  • 22 Feb 2009, 14:36
Excellent capture and a beautiful portrait.

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