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Portrait Photograph – 1790 Settlement Child

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I made this portrait using a 50 year old Zukio 100mm prime lens using a special concocted adapter ring on a 40D digital body. The ring disables all the automatic and all sensing devices the camera has, but I only like shooting full manual anyway by the seat of my pants.

I prefer prime lenses. My favorite for portraits are 100mm … I was going for a very slight depth of field and it worked quite well – keeping some detail of the wooden door background while maintaining the attention to the subject.

It was during a pioneer settlement event at the Historic Mansker’s Station park in Sumner County Tennessee back in 2011. It’s a great place to visit with the family. The people running the park have a great knowledge of history.

I was attempting to imagine what photographic images would be like if more modern cameras would have been available in 1790. Making it look like an old photograph while being of better quality.

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