BPR Top Pics of 2012: Number Twenty-Five

Number Twenty-Five: Beth in White (click image to enlarge)

This photo kind of frustrates me. Not because it’s a bad photo (otherwise it wouldn’t be here), but because the camera I was shooting with, a Nikon D7000 with a 50mm 1.8G lens mounted on it, was frustratingly inaccurate in its focus. So if you were to zoom in to 100% you’d see she’s ever so slightly out of focus; ie, blurry. I don’t want to get into the technical aspects of proper lens calibration or even my own shooting technique, but it drove me up the wall wondering what was wrong. It’s especially frustrating when it affects an otherwise great shot. (I later happily sold the D7000, after having it repaired for the autofocus, in order to buy the new D600.)

So anyway, this was shot in my living room (pre-East Market Studios) in front of my sliding doors (backlight). The whole juxtaposition of her dark hair, wearing white, with the white drapes, etc, is something I dig. (It’s also the first of three pics on this list featuring Beth, btw.) I might have had a reflector sending light back to her in this shot, but it also might have been too weak to pick up, so I’m fairly sure I did some post in lightening her face, etc.


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