Portrait IV

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Ahhh, look at these skin tones! Awesome…!

So, that’s what I’ve been looking for over the last 12 months or more probably. With my old Pentax it was always a struggle to achieve pleasing skin tones, which made me go looking for a new camera in the end. Where did that search lead me to? After painstaking efforts and endless hours of comparing different systems, mostly Nikon and Canon, I have landed where I had always told myself not to go to – Canon… Why is that?

Well, the final contestants were the Nikon D600 and the Canon 6D. I’ve tried both in the shop. Twice. I’ve pored over data sheets and YouTube reviews, over user testimonials and compared what must have been hundreds of pictures from both cameras and systems. And what I’ve seen time and again is that images from Canon cameras simply have a more pleasing rendition of colours, especially skin tones. Now this is of course very subjective and many would say that there is not the slightest difference at all as RAW files (original, unedited pictures straight from the sensor) are typically pushed through Lightroom or Photoshop anyway. And yes, colours can be tweaked nearly without limitations.

But: In real, practical use the pictures that were shot with these camers were simply different! I know that I could have just put more time and effort into the Nikon files and that not all parameters and settings were the same and so on; but at the end of the day, these cameras simply gave me different images. And the Canon files were and are more pleasing to my eye.

That and the ease of use with the 6D made me go for it, in spite of all that I’d sworn to myself earlier (I kinda dislike Canon and big brands in general). So, now here they are: The first published images from my new camera! Hope you like them!

Dickes Dankeschön an Annika für die spontanen Bilder!

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Portrait I

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Finally, this is my first portrait here! It’s from last summer/autumn and shows my sister lying in a fern wood. I was suprised at how pleasant the tonality of the fern worked out when I saw the final picture. It was shot in a very thin forrest and apparently the tree tops above formed a soft, small spotlight on the ground. This made for a very three-dimensional, sculpting light! Kudos to my sister for the idea to pose there and then!