May 7th, 2012
Here are a couple more photos of Angie. Taken the same day as the other photos featuring her baby bump. But I felt like trying to get a couple portraits of Angie to show what a really sweet, wonderful person she is. And she did have a bit of that “pregnant glow” going on that day, even though you can’t really tell she is pregnant in these photos.
I was also playing around with my 50mm f/1.4 lens, throwing the background out of focus. I stopped down a couple stops from wide-open for these shots. At that point this lens gets really sharp if you nail the focus. I was mixing the modeling lights from my studio strobe system with the street light outside coming through the studio window and lighting the background. These were shot with my D7000 at 1600 ISO. I’ve pretty much decided that with this camera I can work at any ISO up to 1600 without worrying about noise being an issue in the photos. So I treat ISO as just another way to adjust exposure to give me the aperture/shutter speed combination I want to use.
In other news I’ve just finished framing my print for the Seattle Erotic Art Festival. I need to wait a couple weeks before I ship it, or it will arrive too early, but I like to have these things taken care of early so I don’t have rush at the last minute. Doing this early gives me recovery time if a disaster of any type happens during the preparation work. It all went together well, though, so I’m all set to box it up and ship it off. But first I need to assemble a collection of smaller prints that will go out to the store that is part of the festival. I’ll have that done by the end of this week and will get it all boxed up together next week. So, if you make to SEAF this year, please look around for my work. I won’t be able to attend again this year. The timing is just wrong with other things going on, but I still hope to make it to the festival someday. Maybe next year.