Playing with shallow DOF this week. It was a good time to take out the old Macro lens and start photographing things around the house, something I have not done in a while.
My nephew’s treasure chest contained more than enough stuff for inspiration. Both images were shot wide open (f2.8). For this assignment, we aren’t allowed to use any light other than whatever is available, in this case, natural light streaming through the window (camera right).
Last week’s homework have been handed in. We were asked to shoot portraits using only natural daylight. I wanted to do the shoot outdoors, but my models weren’t too keen on getting dressed and walking outside in the snow. So, these were done indoors, by the window. The assignment was to shoot and process them in colour. These images have been converted into black and white for this post though. The last 2 images weren’t part of the assignment, so I added a reflector to the mix, the sun was getting too low and I wasn’t getting enough light on the face. I needed a fill light.
Been out with a friend of mine yesterday. I dragged her out to be my model for the shooting assignments which I need to submit this week. She was a good sport, and fun to work with. I just had to shoot a couple of frames for her. These two are my faves.