Tuesday, November 03, 2009

"Point Man"

Point Man

"Point Man" 
©David A. Ziser

Here is another "urban" portrait I made last week. I positioned the subject at the corner of the building and used a very wide angle lens to accentuate the lines of the building.  The secret here is to not get the subject's head too close to the edge of the frame otherwise you will get get some distortion of the subject's head. Nobody wants to look like Mr. Gumby. Best results are achieved if his head is right in he center of the frame as it nearly is here. The very wide angle lens is what makes the shot. Just be judicious in how you use it and you can get some terrific results. Lighting was created using my “Hollywood Lighting” technique. Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 10-22mm lens at 13mm, F5.6 @ 1/250 second, ISO 200. Enjoy!  -David

1 comment:

  1. David I'm curious to know if you have any vignetting with the lense?

    Very methodical image here, I love how your able to distort the image with the wide angle with out getting any bending at the edges.

    Nice shot!