Saturday, May 16, 2009

Week 3 - Day 16, May 16, 2009, "Prom Night"


Prom season means Portraits

The biggest challenge I had today was two teenagers that did not want to have their photographs taken by their parents. I think the trick was to take a lot of photographs and hope one of them would turn out. This seemed to have worked, and I like this photo. The back wall was about 6 foot behind my son and his girl friend. We also moved the ferns off the floor to add a little green to the background. I used a small fstop to blur the background, and I just happen to catch a very nice smile on both of them.

Lessons Learned:
  • Take a lot of photos
  • Use a tripod for portraits
  • Flash did not work well for me. I think if I had more time, and some of the bounce methods it might have worked well, but my time was very limited.
  • I used an Aperture Priority and allowed the exposure time to select itself.
Photo Details: Exposure time 1/50, Aperture f/1.8, ISO 800, Focal Length 50 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 81mm, Lens Canon 50mm f1.8 II, used a tripod.

1 comment:

rockin johnny said...

Steve- you did a great job on capturing their two wonderful smiles. I love portrait photos and this one is just great. Cheers- john