This is the first instalment of my “Shot Wide Open” project. The project is centred around shooting fixed-focal length lenses with the aperture wide open on every shot.
Creatively, this is challenging: one framing option per lens, and one choice of depth-of-field per shot. From a technical perspective, it is also difficult: lenses typically don’t perform well wide open (especially true of most adapted lenses), and shutter speed and ISO may only be sped up and decreased, respectively, to a given point; ND filters are a must.
All the photos in this week’s post were taken with either a Panasonic-Leica 25 mm f/1.4 or a Nikkor S.C.-Auto 50 mm f/1.4 (hence, “f/1.4”), and each lens was used with an Olympus OM-D E-M5.