Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Family Portrait

I don't often post family shots, but I'm making an exception here!

This is my brother-in-law, also called Phil, taken on holiday a couple of weeks ago. A good portrait captures the essence of the individual and Phil holding a glass of wine certainly captures something of his spirit (groan)!

I love the golden light you get in the evening and this provided a richness to the colours & a rimlight to the edge of Phil's face. I used flash to nicely expose Phil and negative exposure compensation (-1.3 stops) to darken the background a little.

The slightly darkened background with the fairly slender depth of field helps the subject 'pop'.

Canon EOS-1D Mark III, f/2.8 @ 35 mm, 1/320, ISO 100, Flash