OUR AP­PREN­TICE says…

NPhoto - - The Photo Apprentice -

Steven lent me his 50mm f/1.4 for these win­dow-lit por­traits, and I did strug­gle at first with the fo­cus­ing. I tried man­ual fo­cus in­stead, but Dave ex­plained how it just wasn’t ac­cu­rate enough. It turns out the prob­lem was sim­ple: I had my D7000 set to con­tin­u­ous AF rather than sin­gle-shot aut­o­fo­cus, and I was ac­ci­den­tally mov­ing the AF point with my thumb on the con­troller. I re­ally like this shot of St­effi against the white vene­tian blinds, but the key to the light­ing was the huge re­flec­tor that Steve held just out of shot, bounc­ing light from the win­dow back into St­effi’s face.

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