Hello dear friends :)
I had a wonderful few days when my sister, niece, nephew and cousin visited two weeks ago. These days spent together are precious and creates memories I’ll cherish forever. Each time they come I reserve a few hours for a photo shoot with my muse in portrait photography, my beautiful niece Fanny. At twenty-one, she is the quintessence of beauty and youth and I love her as if she was my own daughter.
I wasn’t sure if I’d show these photos here as I am not satisfied with them. I used my 70-210 mm lens for this shoot but it is an old lens which doesn’t have a digital imaging sensor and which does not give good results under low light conditions. Also, I didn’t bring my tripod that day, I find it annoying to always have to carry it. It’s cumbersome and takes so much longer to shoot with. And to make things worst my hands were not steady that day, I was shaking. So I ended up with blurred photos, and even though there was a beautiful soft light, the photos came out too dark. I saw it on the histogram but I couldn’t find the right settings for a proper exposition. It was either too dark or too bright. I don’t have all the equipment for portrait photography, I don’t shoot TTL or with Off-camera flash. Obviously I have a lot to learn. Portrait photography is not my forte, but I enjoy it and I would love to do more to gain experience.
I have three suggestions for you if you love portrait photography. First, Uday Narayanan’s blog from New Delhi, India. Uday’s portraits are wonderfully beautiful, he is a self-taught photographer and he is very friendly. Click here to go to his blog. Second, Peter Knight from UK does superb portrait photography. His latest post, “Untouchable” Dalit Girl, portrays the story of a little girl living among the poorest of the poor in India. A superb photo. Click here to visit his website. And third, David Meyer from France, Paris I think. David has a unique style, his photos are wonderful and always out of the ordinary. His portraits sessions are never boring and his blog is one of my very favourite. Click here to visit his blog.
I haven’t taken a lot of photos lately and the ones I took weren’t very good. I’m kind of in a lack of inspiration these days. I hope it returns soon…
I hope you all have a great week-end !