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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Men at Work

Great day for wandering around with a camera. Some ventured into the woods and creeks to shoot snow nature landscapes, as I did on Sunday. Today was about the urban scape and snow. Shot in color with a Fuji S3 Pro, ISO 400, 24 mm Nikon lens, f22 set to hyperfocal distance so everything from 1.5 feet to infinity was in focus, then converted to B&W in PS CS. If you don't know about hyperfocal distance for street shooting, you need to.

Check out:http://www.dofmaster.com/hyperfocal.html

There is a lot written about it. Basically it allows you to eliminate autofocus and the lag that will occur with AF systems when you depress the shutter. By setting focus to manual with a wide angle lens, putting the lens in its hyperfocal setting, everything with in that focus zone will come out sharp. In essence, you urn your camera into the fastest point and shoot around. This is essential for street photography at times. Jeff

1 comment:

  1. Love this image. It reminds me that I should do some more work in bw.

    However, I'm not at all sorry to be missing the great adventure of shoveling snow and hoping my car will start...