Test Shots: Nikon 50mm f/1.4


I’ve been using a Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens for years and have been very pleased with it. I recently picked up the f/1.4 version and decided to give its shallow depth of field a test today by shooting a few items around the house. I also decided to try a few new post-processing techniques while I was at it.

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All images taken with a Nikon Df and Nikon 50mm lens at f/1.4. Processed using Photoshop CC and ON1 Effects.

COCO Fashion Magazine

Photography, Publications

Thoroughly enjoyed photographing this Boho set in a nearby lavender field. Photos taken with a Nikon Df and 50mm f/1.8 lens. Very pleased it was included in the Bold Edition of COCO Fashion Magazine. Model: Juice Morgan; Retouch: Haimo Li; MUA: Irene Mar; Hair: Lauryn Tyzbir; Location: Highland Springs Resort, CA. Issue can be purchased here: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1152593

You can find more of my model photography through my Gilbert & Li Photography collaboration here: www.gilbertliphoto.com

Happy World Photo Day!

International Travel, Photography

In celebration of World Photo Day, I thought I’d share my new travel camera setup. I have always traveled with a crop-sensor camera and lenses, figuring they were lighter than their full-frame counterparts (and cheaper to replace if lost or stolen). However, for the past few years I have shot full-frame for everything else and started to question why I was maintaining two systems. So I recently sold my crop-sensor Nikon D7100 and my crop-sensor lenses in favor of going totally full-frame.

My travel setup will now be the above Nikon Df with Sigma 17-35mm f/2.8-4 lens. I will also be taking my Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens for low light situations and Nikon 70-210mm f/4-5.6 lens for when I need a zoom. Surprsignly, everything still fits in my previous travel camera bag, so that’s a plus. Now I just need to finalize my December travels plans.