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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4
« Reply #60 on: March 31, 2013, 03:44:34 PM »
Right I would say this shot isn't showing off any real capabilities of the lens, Surely this should be posted under lighting examples?
First thing I pick up on is that the model is far too close to the background ( that shadow is plain wrong unless you are going for a fashiony ring flash look) , and the lighting is positioned badly. is this using on camera flash ? Generally for corporate portraits you'd use more Rembrant (45-60 deg) with a big softbox or even & softer more natural lighting that might consist of a soft fill just off and above one side then maybe an umbrella giving a slight cripsness and shaping from the other side. Also the background should be far enough away to be lit with another possibly gridded or softboxed head.
Is this one of your first attempts at this type of work ? One thing you have done well is making your subject look bright , happy and at ease which is for some the most difficult part of professional people photography.

What you should do is read up on corporate styles of lighting and techniques and google for the best corporate photographers and really study what they are doing with lighting, posing backgrounds and props.
Now this isn't a really bad job but is quite basic and there's many elements that need to be thought about. This could be 10x better with a little more planning and experience in lighting .

Keep on working! :)

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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4
« Reply #61 on: March 31, 2013, 04:03:52 PM »
I completely agree with klickflip. This shot looks very flat due to bad lightning. Also, eyes are red! In good shot eyes have to have 'blicks'.

I also have Canon 50 mm 1.4 lens these lenses are really good. However, when you use aperture of 10 and more you are not applying these lenses for which they are designed (bokeh, shooting in dark light, etc.).
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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2013, 04:06:52 PM »
Nice picture.... but for 7D i strongly recommend the Sigma 50mm f/1.4... i own both lenses... and Sigma blows Canon away in every test regarding IQ on FF and crop sensors.

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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4
« Reply #63 on: March 31, 2013, 04:22:00 PM »
Be constructive guys...  His post is very simple and does not suggest this is a master shot. Just that he made one.

I like the crispness of the shot but I agree that the subject looks plastered to the background...no 3D effect that is so easy with this focal length. Also, in corporate portraits you generally don't want to emphasize cleavage or the farmers tan.

Beyond that, perhaps the OP can share a bit about the lighting and its placement with regard to the subject.
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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4
« Reply #64 on: March 31, 2013, 04:59:46 PM »
Thank for critic my picture, when i make this picture i have only a little space, the subject was at 2 feet to the background.
i have make eyes correction 
Thank

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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4
« Reply #65 on: March 31, 2013, 09:44:40 PM »
Thank for critic my picture, when i make this picture i have only a little space, the subject was at 2 feet to the background.
i have make eyes correction 
Thank

This is a nice portrait, and I like it! She has a lovely smile and nice eyes; ignore the nay-sayers.
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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4
« Reply #66 on: April 01, 2013, 12:05:17 AM »
The hands are too stiff, and the broken wrist needs to be softened up. That's the biggie...have her step closer to the prop, rest her left arm on it and gently drape her right hand on top - be sure the fingers are relaxed and natural!

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #67 on: April 02, 2013, 04:42:47 PM »
5D3, 8-15 f/4 L, 24-70 f/2.8 II L, 50 f/1.4, 70-200 f/4 IS L, 85 f/1.8, 100 f/2.8 L, 600EX-RT x2, CS6, LR5

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #68 on: April 28, 2013, 03:08:06 AM »
From the 5D3 and the 50 f1.4

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #69 on: April 28, 2013, 04:46:29 AM »
I love this lens for portraits!  :)

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #70 on: April 29, 2013, 11:43:53 PM »
This is my favorite lens, it's on my camera 90% of the time.  I use it primarily for landscape/mountaineering photography.  This is Mt Shasta from our camp at 10,000ft Saturday night:

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #71 on: May 03, 2013, 03:46:11 PM »
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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2013, 03:20:51 PM »
This post is really more about the 1100D than the 50mm 1.4, but I thought I'd like to see how my daughter's 1100D compared with the expensive kit we use at Building Panoramics, so I stuck the 50 f1.4 on it and went down to the local show centre.

I have to say I was really quite impressed. The AF is very accurate, at least with the 50mm. In the PR 3 picture the horse is cantering towards me at about 350 metres per minute ( 13 mph ) and the camera was able to nail focus in servo mode at f2.8 time after time, 100% 'keepers'.

Despite the fact that the 50mm gives a FOV of 80mm on the aps-c I was surprised how difficult it was to try and blur out distracting backgrounds, even at f1.8 when compared with FF.

Anyway a very versatile lens. It has great 'brio'  ;D

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2013, 06:31:16 PM »
F2 800iso 1/1000 shot through mesh

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Re: Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM
« Reply #74 on: May 19, 2013, 11:42:10 PM »
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