26th March 2009 – Photoshoot number 2

Written on March 26, 2009 – 7:21 pm | by BryonyParkes |

I did another photoshoot today of a 3 year old which I considered to be quite hard work. It was at her house, so I wasn’t used to the lighting – but am hoping that’ll get easier once I purchase the mini studio lighting kit that I’ve got my eye on. The subject, Izzy, is hugely photogenic and gorgeous but the age  is the difficult bit. Getting a good focus was hard as she (like most 3 year olds) would not keep still and it’s also harder to get this age looking in the right direction. I found that I couldn’t get her into the positions I wanted quite so easily as I had done last weekend, and capturing the natural smiles needed to be done by reportage rather than straight portraiture (if that even makes sense!). I’ve certainly learnt that I definitely need a bigger background for this age group so that shooting can be more natural and taking more of a “go with the flow” approach. I also need a lens that will allow me to shoot further away from them, but still getting up close in the picture.

Still adored shooting Izzy though, she is just gorgeous and Alice’s best friend as well so we did have a lot of fun. Here are a couple of the shots I thought were passable:

Photos taken at 1/40 and f/4.5

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  1. 3 Responses to “26th March 2009 – Photoshoot number 2”

  2. By Zoe on Mar 27, 2009 | Reply

    They’re fab B, I love the processing on the middle one and she looks so cute int he first one. I’d say you did a brilliant job!

  3. By Ruth (RuthG) on Apr 1, 2009 | Reply

    These are fab, you obviously have a very natural tallent!

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