Monday, 23 January 2012

Portraits - Louise

Two portraits of my mum that I took at the weekend for the mini assignment. What I like about these two photos is the difference between a sitter connecting with the image. I think the second image is a lot softer due to this connection compared to the first. 

I used my 50mm f/1.8 lens for these shots. I feel depth of field a flattering tool to use in portraits to make sure all the attention is on the sitter.


  1. Love these shots-where did you get your 50mm lens from in the end? x

    1. Hi Gina. I got it off Ebay, it was around £60 and came the next day : D I seriously recommend it for portrait shots, as it's lot better than our kit lens!

  2. Lovely photos, I like her cheeky smile in the B&W one.

  3. Love both of them - so different. She looks a cool chick your mum!

  4. Hi Lucy. Lovely shots of your Mum - looks like a refreshing costal work! It's great that you mention the 'connection' - it can be a really important aspect of portrait photography. I agree, the second pic is much stronger; we (the viewer) feel a connection with your Mum because we meet her gaze, in the first one we are simply 'looking' at your Mum. I would also say that the second pic speaks more about the relationship between you and your Mum. Great work! Rich