Photography for Marketing – Testing

I’m working on a video and possible eLookBook where I talk about photography for the purpose of marketing something – a product or a service. To get the ball rolling, I took some test shots in the backyard, where I focused on my hair, as though I were advertising a salon or some sort of hair product. Let me share a couple of them with you…

 

 

 

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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Lens Studio Test Shoot

I did an outdoor test shoot with the Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens on my D800 last week. This week, I tested it out on my D800 in the studio! Here’s a test shot…

 

 

Technical Specifications:
Nikon D800 + 85mm f/1.8
Aperture- f/4
Shutter Speed- 1/160
ISO- 100

 

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Also, you can see my review of the 85mm f/1.8 lens here!

 

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Nikon 85mm f/1.8G Lens Test Shoot

As soon as I unboxed my Nikon 85mm f/1.8 lens, I put it on my Nikon D800 and headed out to take some self-portraits! I spent some time in my backyard using natural light. Here’s one of the images… I downsized the file, but it’s otherwise unretouched so be kind!

 

 

Technical Specifications:
Nikon D800 + 85mm f/1.8
Aperture- f/4
Shutter Speed- 1/125
ISO- 100

 

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How to Take Noir-Style Portraits

I tried out the film noir style in my latest portrait shoot. Here’s how I did it…
 
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And here’s a sample shot for everyone…
 


Technical Specifications:
D800 + 50mm f/1.8
Aperture- f/3.2
Shutter Speed- 1/200
ISO- 1000

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Update! See how I edit a color image into a noir-style black and white photo in my video here.
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