MORE WITH MACRO

Umm, yeah, I’m LOVING this new lens!  So here’s some more shots from today.  Plus it still shoots far enough away to make me happy too.  This might be my new primary lens for shooting dolls!  It focuses nicely & produces a great bokeh, so it’s not great for group or full length shots, but for those I’ll switch to my other lens.  Yeah, I think this is going to be fun, LOL.

About Shuga-Shug

I'm a practicing acupuncturist and in what little spare time I have, my hobbies include photography, dancing the Argentine Tango & collecting Ingerity's line of fashion dolls!
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One Response to MORE WITH MACRO

  1. Adam says:

    IMHO, a macro lens is required for good doll photography. All my doll photography is done with one lens, my Canon EF 50mm/f2.5 compact macro. When shooting a doll and wanting it to look natural like a full-scale scene, you want to use the same focal length lens you would for a full-size subject (since view angle does not change with scale), but you want to be 6 times closer to the subject. Often, the resulting shooting distance dictates a macro lens, as most non-macro lenses can’t focus closely enough.

    Now, close-up, you’re going to have a very shallow depth of field if you shoot wide open, and this will give away that your subject is miniature. If you want your 1:6 doll photo to look like you’re photographing a real person, you need to scale DoF by 6 also. For example, if I want the look of shooting a real person at f/2.8 from 12 feet away, I would shoot a 1:6 person from 2 feet away using f/16 (and tripod).

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