I decided to take a chance on workflow and pulled out the Epic to shoot some headshots for a friend.
Now, if you're in the industry, you know the hardest thing, probably, is to get an agent/manager to like a headshot from any other photographer than they one they like. Shooting headshots suck! I'm more of an editorial/ artistic shooter anyway. That said....
I set up a shot using a Cooke 100mm lens (oddly, epic tells me it's a 48mm). The shots look okay. It's a strange aspect ratio, but I'm getting used to it, knowing I can crop. Wish the "stills" side of the camera had a little more height to go with the width.
But, the real questions: First, the images are looking a bit TOO sharp. So, in RedCineX, I exported several stills adjusting "Sharpness, Denoise, and Detail," mainly leaving denoise set to zero. Looking at the images all up at the same time at 1:1, I don't see a difference. Looks like the same settings.
So, for stills, outside of the normal make-up and hair, the 100mm lens, etc, what are some tips for more pleasing, less digital looking images you guys have discovered? Filters? I shot both Kino lights, and bounced natural light.
My motion work rocks. Seems people are, as they should be, more critical of stills. Oddly, the 5D, with more MPx, didn't seem to produce images this crisp.
Thanks in advance!