Playing With Water - Photographer - Brian Duffy

Louise enjoying the bubble bath

Louise enjoying the bubble bath
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Behind The Lens

This images was taken at home in my bathroom. The model is my daughter, Louise and it was her bath time.
This was taken in the evening, indoors obviously. I wanted to capture a wacky, fun portrait of my daughter in the bath.
I used the on camera flash to overcome the tungsten bathroom lights, to make the image pop and put a catchlight in her eyes. I think the on camera flash, although not my favourite method of lighting, works in this shot as the shadow created from her hand gives depth to the shot. Because the bathroom has white tiles I didn't have any worries about colour casts from the flash bouncing off coloured walls and the highly reflective surface of the wall tiles aced like a huge reflector, boosting the little on camera pop flash.
Canon EOS M5 with EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens at 45mm. Handheld.
This was one of those products parent, one for the memories shots. I wanted to capture my daughter's fun and wacky personality. She is always posing, making silly faces and is just such a lively character that makes everyone smile. I think I have successfully captured her character here.
I imported to Adobe Lightroom and made some adjustments to the basic levels, some slight sharpening and that was it.
In my camera bag
Depends on wha I'm shooting. For portrait, landscapes and sports I use a Canon EOS 5D MkIV with a selection of L series lenses and a trusty EOS 7D as a backup. For street and documentary work I use Fujifilm X-T3 with a selection of Fuji prime and zoom lenses and an X100V
Get as many pictures of your kids as you can. They grow up too quickly !! Although a lot of thought had gone into this image beforehand, meaning I knew what I wanted to achieve, in terms of actually taking the shot, it was very simple with just the camera and the pop up flash. Kids don't have the patience to wait for me to set up off camera flash and soft boxes etc. even if that was possible in our small bathroom.

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