Digital Camera World had an article suggesting that photographers take self-portraits.
I don’t really like pictures of myself. There are some photogenic people in the world. I’m not necessarily one of them. But that’s okay. I didn’t do this because I like looking at myself.
I’m definitely empathizing with anyone I’ve photoshooted. “Okay. Now look your best or somehow intriguing. Go!”
I purchased the a99 and have been getting to know it. I cleaned myself up a little bit and took some low light, high ISO self portraits tonight.
I did do some post-processing since I am interested in the real-world situations (where one would edit) as opposed to simply pixel peeping. Not bad. Not bad at all. I was a little heavy handed with the editing in some of them but hey.
Holy crud! At 24 megapixels each RAW file is 30MB.
The two closeups were taken with only the light of the TV — light intensity and colors changing by the second — and remotely triggered via remote with the 2 second delay.
The others, I had a small table lamp pointing at a wall to my left.
I should have taken a trumpet one, too, but that would have been disingenuous of me since I don’t play anymore. But it would be shiny. Hm.
What they don’t tell you about the a99’s hybrid focus.
It only works with six lenses (for now). And you have to choose AF-D (for depth assisted).