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3 Comments | Report
rebeccamagan
 
rebeccamagan August 24, 2019
Striking
vbmgwidow242094
 
vbmgwidow242094 December 29, 2019
fabulous photo
jensuzanne PRO
 
jensuzanne April 30, 2020
Badass....probably knew this guy many ions ago. Love this

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo during a visit to sample Lee’s Sunday roast. Lee is the head chef of a Nottingham venue and whilst there we managed to find time for a few shots.
Time
It was getting on for around 2:30pm and after a busy afternoon negotiating the crowded streets of Nottingham city centre it was becoming more and more important to find a good meal. I remember my friend Lee was working nearby so I dropped in to grab a perfectly cooked Sunday roast with all the trimmings and even a giant pig in a blanket. After Lee has finished his shift I asked if he would like to be a subject for some portrait shots as I had just bought a new prime lens for the first time and wanted to try my hand at a portrait. It was a relaxed setting over a drink following a great meal.
Lighting
The lighting was classic of what you would expect in any typical British pub. The windows were large with frosted sections, offering a soft base lighting with the addition of brighter contrasting light spilling in from the top of the windows. It allowed me to place extra emphasis on the face of my subject and provide a little more depth to the shot.
Equipment
This was shot with a Nikon d5500 35mm prime lens, f/1.8 1/800 ISO:125
Inspiration
I had just purchased a new lens after finally being able to upgrade my camera from a Nikon d5100 and wanted to try portrait photography.
Editing
I used lightroom CC for my post processing. I used some of the selective tools to bring out specific areas of the image at a time. Often I will add some vignette and adjust the white balance and light settings, but it varies image to image, you just have to go with what you feel works best.
In my camera bag
I will usually carry my Nikon d5500 and 35mm lens, a telescopic tripod and lightning to SD adaptor so I can edit on the move. It’s all of my equipment to date.
Feedback
Lighting is often the most important factor to consider when taking a portrait, or any shot. Creating a shallow depth of field around the face of the subject will draw focus to the eyes and help to convey the person behind the shot. Using a larger aperture also enables the use of a low ISO which will reduce noise while giving a rich bokeh to further enhance your subject. Play around with shadow lines if you are near a window and don’t forget to compliment your subject. Have fun.

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