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Monday
Jan082018

« Shooting Portrait Images »

I’m really enjoying shooting everyday portrait images at the moment and getting a whole new feel from using distance to subject to create the look I want, be it a compressed face shot from 4 metres or more away from the subject or something inside 1.5 metres. So what am i talking about? Many think it’s the lense that created distortion but put simply, it’s not. The lense has nothing to do with how the distortion in the subject matter occurs. Distance from camera to subject is the be all and end all. So when you want a realistic portrait image, shoot in the 1.5m-4m range. I favour around 2 metres to get the face to behave the way it does in real life. This image was captured with one speedlight behind to send the background to a very light grey and another in a small softbox up close camera right.