Big thanks to Simon J who lent me his prime lense. This lense, thanks to it’s fast apateur and human eye perspective qualities. I popped out this morning and shot around 200+ stills with it – 20 or 30 of which are displayed above as a composit, using the Brenizer method I discribed a couple of days ago. I’m quite pleased with this shot even though the background is a bit boring. I get Elsie to pose: stock-still like this by holding a stick with my camera hand. It works a treat.
I did several other shoots of my daughter Sophie, which came out anoyingly close, but no cigar, to being great shots (I’ve just posted them to my stream on flickr). The light was perfect, lovely leafy surroundings – would have been gorgeous if I’d done a few things differntly – stood back a bit, locked the shutter speed (which I didn’t on the first shoot) and shot way more side shots than I guessed I’d need. All part of the learning curve – it’s renowned to be quite a tricky technique to get right.
I get the feeling I’m going to be annoying my familiy members with this quite a lot over the next wee while.