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Photo Friday: The Wife

The Wife didn’t go to bed in time, so she became my vic—er, subject, for this week’s photo.

Melissa

She’s getting used to me sticking the camera in her face

The lighting in our living room is very yellow, so I prefer tweaking a lot of the photos shot in there at night to black and white. I may have been able to fix it with the flash, but I still prefer playing with available light when I can. My single external flash allows only so much control. One of these days I’ll get a remote for it and be able to do a bit more.

To my surprise, the Wife is very happy with this shot, too. She normally hates photos of herself. I call that a win.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

The Creeper

Every time I see this picture of our friend Michelle creepin’ up on my wife on the dance floor at a wedding reception…

Michelle Creepin'

… it makes me think of this Lonely Island video:

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

Photo Friday: Again with the Camera?

Today’s Photo Friday was more about experimenting with the camera than anything. I jacked the ISO way up to 1600 for the low light in our living room, then opened up the aperture and got in close to blow out the background. I pestered the Wife to be the subject.

Quick Portrait

"Are you done?"

I did an 8×10 crop to kill a background annoyance and vignetted a bit. Shot in RAW, converted to B&W in post. Canon 50mm 1.8 lens (the plastic one).

Lesson learned: ISO 1600 on this camera (Digital Rebel XSi) introduces a lot of noise. I put the focus point right on her left eye, and I’m not sure whether the high ISO killed the sharp definition or if it’s just not that great a lens (it’s the sub-$100, plastic nifty fifty). I’ll keep experimenting.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.