Tech Tuesday – Perfect Light

We are always adding new areas to photograph on our homestead, click here to learn more. This swing is our latest addition.

Homestead Swing
Nikon D700: RAW
50mm f/1.4 lens
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
ISO 800
f/1.6

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Shooting mode: manual mode
Metering mode: pattern
Focus points: single
Focus mode: one-shot

This image was taken on October 21st at 4:48pm. In terms of weather, it was the most beautiful, perfect day EVER. It was clear and sunny and (as you can see) the sun was fairly low on the horizon.

Using a single focus point, I focused on her face with an aperture of f/1.6 because I like to live on the edge (I enjoy a very shallow depth of field).

Below is the original and edited versions. Color and light adjustments were accomplished in Lightroom, in addition to the removal of the top part of the brackets (using the spot removal tool).

Click here for my Photoshop Retouch + Sharpening action. My entire Lightroom workshop is available online: click here for more info.

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