My family in f2

Recipe:

Grey day
Bathroom
Tripod
50mm @ f2
Family!
Remote control (optional)

dad-1 copy

Dad.

mum-1 copy

Mum.

Me2a-1 copy

And finally a self portrait.

Large apertures and tripods are possibly my favourite photographic combination. Together with a bathroom, typically your free source of beautiful light, you have the perfect portrait set up. I do also have a brother but he refused to be part of this little series on the account that he’d had a heavy night out! I’ll add him another day :)

9 thoughts on “My family in f2

  1. Yes you can just about if you view it at full size! And you can definitely see the tripod, too. My photo was taken in much lower light which is why my pupils are much wider than my parents’… very fitting!

    1. Ah, that’s interesting to know – maybe you should reshoot them in that case for the wide-pupil look! Might be good to do the same shots again over a period of time – that is, if they’re happy to be spread far and wide over your blog! G

      1. Yes, I thought that I could redo this every year or so perhaps…

        And yes, I was also thinking about those wide pupils and doing some more like it… I guess it’s quite unusual to see as we typically throw a lot of light onto a face when photographing… Definitely a happy accident! I think the other settings for it were 1/50 and ISO 800, so fairly dark in camera terms..

  2. A big fan of the happy accident too! I think I owe a lot of my best shots to that, together with a dash of right place/right time! Slow shutter speed though, and no sign of blur – the focus point is very good on each of them too, right on the eyes as it should be – how did you manage that on your self portrait in terms of getting the exact distance? Are you just clever or something?! G

  3. To be honest I have no real or sufficient explanation for that! Almost a complete fluke. It was on autofocus with a specific AF point selected and I just stood in front and used a remote… After taking some practice shots perhaps I knew where in the world that little AF point was lined up with. At the time it felt much more like guess work, though. Definitely couldn’t do it without a tripod!

    Surprisingly only 2 shots out of 20 ish of me *didn’t* get the right focus. Very strange. It felt like the camera was telepathic!

  4. Great set of shots and thanks for the idea of using the bathroom for its light. I’ve been puzzling over how to light some still lifes and you’ve solved it for me – thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

My family in f2

Recipe:

Grey day
Bathroom
Tripod
50mm @ f2
Family!
Remote control (optional)

dad-1 copy

Dad.

mum-1 copy

Mum.

Me2a-1 copy

And finally a self portrait.

Large apertures and tripods are possibly my favourite photographic combination. Together with a bathroom, typically your free source of beautiful light, you have the perfect portrait set up. I do also have a brother but he refused to be part of this little series on the account that he’d had a heavy night out! I’ll add him another day :)

9 thoughts on “My family in f2

  1. Yes you can just about if you view it at full size! And you can definitely see the tripod, too. My photo was taken in much lower light which is why my pupils are much wider than my parents’… very fitting!

    1. Ah, that’s interesting to know – maybe you should reshoot them in that case for the wide-pupil look! Might be good to do the same shots again over a period of time – that is, if they’re happy to be spread far and wide over your blog! G

      1. Yes, I thought that I could redo this every year or so perhaps…

        And yes, I was also thinking about those wide pupils and doing some more like it… I guess it’s quite unusual to see as we typically throw a lot of light onto a face when photographing… Definitely a happy accident! I think the other settings for it were 1/50 and ISO 800, so fairly dark in camera terms..

  2. A big fan of the happy accident too! I think I owe a lot of my best shots to that, together with a dash of right place/right time! Slow shutter speed though, and no sign of blur – the focus point is very good on each of them too, right on the eyes as it should be – how did you manage that on your self portrait in terms of getting the exact distance? Are you just clever or something?! G

  3. To be honest I have no real or sufficient explanation for that! Almost a complete fluke. It was on autofocus with a specific AF point selected and I just stood in front and used a remote… After taking some practice shots perhaps I knew where in the world that little AF point was lined up with. At the time it felt much more like guess work, though. Definitely couldn’t do it without a tripod!

    Surprisingly only 2 shots out of 20 ish of me didn’t get the right focus. Very strange. It felt like the camera was telepathic!

  4. Great set of shots and thanks for the idea of using the bathroom for its light. I’ve been puzzling over how to light some still lifes and you’ve solved it for me – thank you!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s