Behind the shot: Cosmea - Mathias Joschika

Mathias Joschika

Behind the shot: Cosmea

In this series I try to show you how I took some of my pictures in my portfolio. You will get to know the gear and settings I used, as well as a little back story of how and why the image was created.

Enough introduction - let's start with one of the oldest shots in my portfolio.

Body: Sony a6000
Shutter Speed: 1/350
Lens: Minolta MD 50mm 1.7
Aperture: 1.7
Flash: None
Focal Length: 50mm
Filter: None

I quite like this image, because it has a really strong contrast between the petals and the background. This contrast is boosted by the (slightly nervous) bokeh of my almost 40 year old Minolta lens.
The flower was standing right in front of a concert venue and I actually brought my camera for the concert, not for the flowers.
While waiting for my friends to arrive I decided to test the close focusing distance of my lens (since I had not used it that much up to that point). It was also a test for my handholding and focusing skills because the sun was already set and it started to get dark outside.

Oh - for all of you wondering: The concert was great.