PEOPLE 158 – LOOKING INTO A TABLET (2)

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Young girl gazing into her tablet computer; 24 Jan 2014.

The first image in this series is here.

D700 with 105mm Nikkor; 6400 ISO.
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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

11 Responses to PEOPLE 158 – LOOKING INTO A TABLET (2)

  1. Malin H says:

    What a wonderful expression, she looks so excited. 🙂
    Well captured, my friend.

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  2. The dimple. The curl in the middle of her forehead. The blurred background. The look of pure enjoyment. Love this.
    ATP
    xxx

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  3. Meanderer says:

    A delightful image! I love the colours, the bokeh, and the intense and joyful expression of the little girl’s focus on the computer screen.

    I’ve been taking photos of the ‘little man’ (grandson 🙂 ) but – as I’m not used to taking photos of people – they’re not very good. I’d like to take one of him like this, though!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Hi M, thanks for your good words! The way I take unposed pictures like this is to keep my finger on the camera’s autofocus button – so that the camera is continually focusing – while I keep one of the camera’s autofocus points over one or other of the subject’s eyes – because for the great majority of portraits the eyes (or one eye at least) must be sharp >>> whatever else in the shot isn’t sharp. So I decide whereabouts in the image I want a sharp eye(s), keep focus on that eye and, really, just let the rest of the image look after itself. I use either centre-weighted or matrix metering.

      I take lots of shots, and many are failures. The 105mm is a great portrait lens and I use it wide open at f2.8, so depth of field is minimised >>> its the sharp eye(s) – and the rest! And as you can see here, the “rest” = those lovely out of focus colours which, along with her expression and sharp eye focus, are what draws me to this shot.

      The crucial point here is continual sharp focus, so see if your camera can do that >>> and don’t be afraid to shoot at maximum aperture >>> blur rocks!

      I’m having another session with a young mum and her new baby later this week. I like to do people pics but can’t get models >>> but I’m still planning the “photos of strangers” thing in a couple of months. A 🙂

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