Thursday, August 12, 2010
Carly hates probably 90% of the pictures I have made of her. I needed to find out why, and fix it. After looking through a number of pictures I am pretty sure it is because she looks like she is anticipating that the picture will look bad. I think everyone probably feels that way, but I have been able to distract them from that thought. It could be others just trust me with my camera more.
Last night, I finally figured out how to distract Carly enough to get a natural expression. I know this isn't a "nice" portrait with perfect light, perfect clothes, perfect hair, perfect make up etc. It isn't meant to be. I was just trying to get some natural reactions. We can work on bringing those other elements together later, the important thing to me was figuring out how to get a good expression, the rest is "easy".
[ setup large softbox camera left, feathered away from subject. Reflector subject right. Intended to be shot around f/4 -- I think it ended up f/5 ]
Posted by Ken at 8:14 PM