Canon 5D Mark III | 50mm | F2.2 | 1/2500 | ISO160
Howdy! I’ll start by saying, this Daily Fifty challenge I have set myself, is already paying off. Without it, I wouldn’t have captured this lovely image of my Dad today. I’m really starting to see the benefits of picking up the camera more and just going out and shooting more!
Shot on the Mark III, as that is my go-to body at the moment (trying to make more excuses to take it out of the bag as I’m still paying it off). But that’s okay. Any excuse/reason that will get you motivated is a good one in my opinion!
I chose F2.2 because I scaled the scene pre-clicking the shutter. I knew that because of the size of this gigantic machine, I wouldn’t be able to get very close, and thus, not being able to blow the background out fully. Instead, I shot at F2.2 to get the perfect balance of background separation and sharpness. It seems like a never ending battle between these two factors, but this still doesn’t make me love this lens any less (Canon 50mm 1.4).
ISO160 simply because I am used to shooting in the Canon camera’s ‘Native’ ISO values. I am unsure whether this applies to stills also, but I know that in the video world, we try to shoot at the native ISO settings to keep the amount of digital noise down. But I will no doubt talk about this in allot more detail in the future on a post dedicated to Native ISO’s.
Yes, I could have shot at a slightly higher shutter speed, and ISO100, but in my experience, the grain/noise isn’t noticeable below around ISO1600 unless you are cropping in (Which in this case I did not crop – I try not to if I possibly can).
That’s it for today’s entry! I hope you are enjoying the images I am capturing. It’s harder than you may think though, I will say that. Try it for yourself one day! 😉