We arrived just before golden hour and arrived at this spot during. I had this timing in mind at the exact same spot. It’s helpful to become intimately familiar with locations in your area so you can brainstorm ideas before you arrive. I had different spots in my head prior to even stepping out of my vehicle. Model is Erica Berger.
What does this photograph have to do with a 46 year old?
The lens naturally! This was my first chance using my 28mm 3.5 Super Takumar lens. I had read about them on the internet and they seemed to have a rabid following.
I have always enjoyed the feel of my old Nikon 35MM SLR lenses. This lens proved to be even more substantial.
It’s really true they don’t make lenses like this anymore. Manually focusing was a treat. It’s evident why it’s 45 years old and still working like it was just produced yesterday.
I can only hope my new lenses will last as long, but I will not hold my breath.
I have since acquired other universal M42 lenses and I have more on my bucket list…
First time using my recently acquired 28mm Super Takumar.
Anyone who knows me knows I am not terrible fond of using flash. I have a speedlight, studio strobes, and all the tools necessary, but would rather not rely on them when possible. This particular rainy day had little offer in the way of light. Pair limited outside light to even less light in an abandoned home with no electricity and you have a challenging situation. You always have some choices in low light. Sure you can bump up your iso, but unless you have a full frame or like sacrificing image quality that’s simply not an option for optimal results. You can also keep your shutter open longer, use a tripod (absolute MUST) and in this case why not light some candles. This took numerous tries due to the long exposure time, but eventually we nailed it.
This particular photo session had it’s challenges and hazards. It was a typically hit or miss rainy day here in south Florida. Tiffany chose her photos to be taken at the house she spent most of her childhood in. While the state of the home has changed dramatically, it did offer a wonderful setting for beautiful images. This was one of the last photos taken on this particular day.
Another shot from a previous photoshoot using a softbox, portable battery, and wireless triggers.
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