Thank you so much. In my opinion the absence of details in the background even more important than the once you see. Makes for better and more imaginative images in the viewers mind. And storytelling is all about the viewers perception
Soft glow you say??? -I'd better clean that lenz...
Well.. I guess my 24-70mm /L (blabla technical mumbojumbo) is a bit fuzzy at 70mm. I don't mind much... I love a bit of fuzz, chromatic aberration and grain. I sometimes add extra Juuuust to make it look that bit more old school.
Sharp details should be used to lead the viewers eyes to the areas you'd like them to see. And bokeh has it's very own expression, life and style that should not be underestimated. That's my opinion anyway.
Hmm, interesting - I love the technical talk - I'm not that strong in it yet, but I have learned enough to know what your talking about
And yes, I'm a huge admire of eyes - getting the sharpest as intense there as possible + finding the true light in them - That's anyway always what means the most to me when seeing a picture or video frame - If I can see eyes, I want them to light up.
I would really like to watch you work on a shoot someday, I'm sure I could learn a lot, or just get some experience.
You are most welcome We are all here to learn I'll be happy to help.
The most important thing to do under a photoshoot is of course being the one who cracks the jokes, delivers all the bullshit and actually not do anything else than being a douche holding a camera -and of course take all the credit afterwards.