With Lockdown 2.0 kicking off soon in the UK we headed to a close woodland which we’d never visited before. We took Pippi because Alf had Conjunctivitis at the time (he’s ok now!) and we also took a new lens out, the Sigma Art 85mm 1.4. The walk and the locations we found throughout are covered in the Video:
Really, I just wanted to get some pretty photos of Pippi and usually I would just have edited my fave (the header photo) but for the video I did go through and edit one or two from each “spot”.
Shooting with the 85mm was pretty cool. I think it’s great for controlled portraits and closer work – I’ve also tried it in a client shoot and it only struggled once – with very strong backlight near a dark subject. That “weakness” is the same as the 105 1.4 and to be honest, most lenses will struggle in that situation too!
The lens held up well, it missed 4 shots focus wise but really, that was probably me! Insane hit rate for such a shallow depth of field and the rendition of background detail was beautiful.
I think we got some super cute shots in the half hour walk in this new location!
Verdict on the 85mm?
Yeah, it’s a keeper!
Verdict on the location?
I think we’ll be back!
My personal fave photo from the session was this one:
What do you guys think?!