Generally, camera reviewers get brick walls and test charts out to test new cameras. I’m a bit more distractible than that, so I took the fantastic actor Stephanie Danielson out for a shoot. Shooting actors is different than shooting for Photoshop-crazy magazines — they need photos that show how they actually look, and aren’t about the photographer going nuts. Perfect for me, since I needed photos that show what the new Nikon D3s can actually do.
Of course, as the sun went down and we kept shooting away, it got a bit more creative so we could show the kinds of things you can do with a camera that can see in the dark as well as the D3s can. And I took the opportunity to do some “Brenizer Method” photos, which will be clearly marked. Also, the post “Feeling Festive” was from this shoot.
ISO 200, 85mm, f/3.2, 1/125th
ISO 200, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/500th
ISO 1600, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/250th
“Brenizer method” (17 shots) ISO 1600, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/160th
“Brenizer method” (8 shots) ISO 1600, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/160th
ISO 12800, 52mm, f/3.2, 1/50th
ISO 4000, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/160th
ISO 3200, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/125th
“Brenizer method” (18 shots) ISO 4000, 85mm, f/1.4, 1/100th
And of course, since we’re interested in the video capabilities as well, here is a short clip of Stephanie taken at 85mm f/1.4, ISO 3200: