Children’s Portrait Photography – Project 52, week 5

The cold seems to have got the better of us this week so this week’s photo took place in the lovely warmth at home!

This photo was taken early evening in natural light. Although there wasn’t a huge amount of light coming through the window it was enough to capture photos without additional lighting. That said, I did take some photos with a studio light too to compare but I actually preferred the natural light photos in this series of photos which I took and, in particular, this shot.

Ideally I would have liked a little more light coming through but, for me, my son’s stance and direct eye contact he made with me and the camera makes the photo come alive.

When photographing children, I sometimes try and recreate a photo to capture the perfect over image taking into account lighting, composition etc and whilst it’s relatively easy to position children in the correct spot, to capture that same expression twice is something else and I this was one of those images which I recreated but I didn’t get the same expression that I captured on this photo. One of the reasons I love photographing children, is their expressions and unpredictability – it does take patient but it’s so worth it!

Camera settings:-

Canon 5DIII
Lens 135 f/2L
Shutter speed – 1/80
Aperture f/2
ISO 1600
Manual

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