|ISO 100, f/13, 1/100 second, 60mm focal length
Yes, I could have done this with my 50mm f/1.8 prime lens - set wide open @ f/1.8. But this isn't an L lens, and I have issues with it not nailing the focus at this kind of range. Plus, then I'd have to figure out some sort of continuous or natural lighting arrangement, and this wasn't in the cards for the Saturday afternoon that I was shooting Dee. I'd love the Canon 50mm f/1.2 L someday; but today is not "someday"! I can work with what I've got - no problem!
I've recently started working with a makeup artist. This has improved my final product - and reduced my post processing time - incredibly! She's able to take care of specular highlights getting blown out due to normal oil on the skin. This has improved the ratio of good to bad pictures which pass my filter and get shown to the customer.
You can see the results of all of this coming together in the above picture of AMAZING eyes!
Do you notice people eyes?