Families the world over are glad they didn’t pay me to take a family portrait today…

365.19 D7000 Family Portrait, versions 1 & 2

On the left: Nikkor 50mm 1.8G, Nikkor 10-24 3.5-4.5G, and wacky Auntie Holga.
On the right: Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 E Series, Nikon 36-72mm f/3.5 E Series, and the LensBaby Muse.
Center: D7000 and his trusty sidekick Sigma 30mm f/1.4.

ISO100, 6 seconds, f/16.

It was a pain getting everything (sort of) in focus. Kinda hard when the main subject is about 3 feet away from the rest of the group… Is that the way mirrors work in photos? Is it focusing as if the thing in the mirror was twice as far away as everything else? I have no idea about these things, but that seems simultaneously wildly unlikely and completely spot on, so maybe someone out there has a clue. But I know I couldn’t get everything in focus at f/5.6, f/8, or f/11, and the only explanation I can come up with is that the image in the mirror is twice as far away as everything else.

I like version 1 better (the sepia-toned one), but I almost like the sloppy photoshop work in version 2…

Anyway, this whole shoot took 3 hours.

Yes, 3 hours. :facepalm:

I totally shoulda pulled out the flash and umbrella and styrofoam softbox thingy, but I kept thinking the next one would be the one…

365.19 D7000 Family Portrait

Oh. And if I owned an iron, the backdrop wouldn’t have creases or wrinkles all in it. Alas.

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