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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Zuiko and a Baby

Shooting babies is fun; because they don't move much. It's much easier than toddlers.

One requirement, though. Please switch off the flash!

35mm, F2.0, 1/60s, ISO1600

Looking at babies when you are in solace is relaxing, and puts delight to your soul.

14mm, F2.0, 1/60s, ISO1600

In this shot, my grandma was cradling her youngest great-grandson with the other 3 great-grandchildren hustle around. The drama of this shot entailed me to change it to monochrome. And I boosted the contrast to excite the situation.

35mm, F2.0, 1/60s, ISO1600

After a nice feed, the baby needed burping. Who else to give it other than mama.
The split of color and sepia incited the idea of different generations captured in a brief moment of time.

More images here:

*** A little technical here ***

With the E-3 and ED14-35mm F2.0 SWD lens, I used A-priority and I set the ISO to Auto with maximum limit to 1600. All of the shots were at F2.0 and about 1/60s shutter speed. The ISO ranged from 800 to 1600 depending on lighting.
All shots were originally in Vivid mode, and other settings was at default. Auto White Balance was superbly accurate.
I used Flickr's Picnik for post processing, and mostly used the softner filter to add the soothing mood to the images.


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