Autumn Photo Shoot

Here are some photos from a recent casual photoshoot that I did with my high school friend who came to visit Melbourne. Autumn is definitely the best season to be in Melbourne and what would be a better way to portray it than by taking photographs?

We’re lucky to find a matching maroon velvet vest and cap in Cook’s Cottage which provided us with two quite distinct looks for the day:).

Technical bits: This was my first attempt at a tilt-shift lens. Canon 90mm TS-E f/2.8 became my lens of choice and wow! it certainly is really sharp and a pleasant lens to use. Image quality wise I’m pretty sure this is one of Canon’s best lenses for portraits.

It obviously doesn’t have autofocus, which means you’ll have to rely on your eyesight or liveview to focus. Unfortunately, liveview technology hadn’t come to my camera, so I had to shoot everything through the viewfinder which luckily had been installed with a split-prism focusing screen during my manual-lens craze. It certainly helped a lot! I don’t think I’d detach this screen even when I no longer use manual lenses. The ability to see shallow DOF is very important for me.

I also used a Canon 135mm f/2.8 SF for some photos.