Shooting Portraits – My Style
I don’t do portraits very often. When I’m asked to do them, it’s usually by people who want them for corporate type photos, and that just isn’t my style. Plus, to be perfectly honest, I don’t have the right skills.
But then, I do like photos that capture a moment in time. Something real — like the below photo. I took this photo for a friend of mine who runs the Feather and Fur Pet Care here in Santa Fe (she does a wonderful job). She needed some photography for her website, and asked me to do it. We wanted some photos with her interacting with the animals, so I shot this one with her son’s American Bulldog on her lap. I really like this photo. It’s such a natural moment captured. The dog looks happy, and my friend is just taking a moment to relax and is clearly comfortable and loving this dog. This is my type of portrait.
Taken with natural light (she was under a porch) with the Nikon 50mm f/1.8 lens at f/4.0 (great lens for not much money!).
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