Photographing people is definitely something I want to explore more. I’m not sure why, but I’m kind of uncomfortable doing it and it’s a shame because I have already seen so many gorgeous portraits in photography blogs and sites.
I did some portraits for my 30 Day Photography Challenge and one to enter a contest with the theme “Black & White Portrait” (see here). Lately I did a few more of family and friends and I decided to share 3 with you today.
Two really patient girls:
Those beautiful young ladies are my two little sisters and were so patient with me while I was doing these shots. For these photos I used my 70-200mm lens and my tripod. I don’t have lights and umbrellas, all the equipment that would have been really useful at the time. So, we did those shots near the window using natural light. While post-processing them I chose to use black & white to give the images a softer touch. It was fun, however shooting indoors without the proper equipment is really challenging (and can be frustrating too)!
Good friend from Portugal:
I shot this one during the xmas break while I was in Portugal. I went for a walk with some friends and we took some photos together. This one was taken using my 35mm lens, which is much more practical to carry when you’re just hanging out. However, I made a big mistake that day: I set my camera to .JPG (so it would be easier to pass the photos to my friends afterwards) and when I decided to edit this photo I found myself with very limited options! Anyway, I like the final result: especially the light, the colors and the background totally washed out.
If you have tips on portrait photography please feel free to let me know in the comment section, thank you!