Portrait: Gallery

Name of Subject: Emma Matthews
Type of Portrait: Editorial/Close
Equipment: Sony a5000, Sony E-Mount 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 lens, Hama Star 61 Tripod
Post Production: Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop
Variables: Focus on the eye, composition, lighting
Inspiration: Robert Mapplethorpe, Brian Ingram


 

portrait2

ISO 1600 | f/4.0 | 1/80 sec | 21mm

This is my favourite of the 3 images. The composition works really well, with the 2 hands symmetrically framed and the box around the eyes situated in the middle of the photograph. The subjects eyes are also the central focus of the image and are very prominent, looking straight down the lens. Accompanied by the colour surrounding her eyes, makes it a key feature, making the image pop.


 

portrait3

ISO 1600 | f/4.0 | 1/80 sec | 27mm

Using the rule of thirds I composed this picture so the subject is situated on the left line. Similar to the first photo, the eyes are the key point of the image. However there is a different vibe as the subject has a different expression, the photo has a warmer more happy feeling to it. Although its not a pivotal focal point to the image you can see the subjects smile.


 

portrait1

ISO 2000 | f/4.5 | 1/80 sec | 27mm

This is the self portrait I was assigned to do. Following the same style, I set my camera up with the correct settings and set it on a timer in order to capture it. My Sony a5000 is fitted with an adjustable screen which can be flipped up to face me so I could get the composition correct. Similar to the first image, I like the composition, with the eyes situated in the centre of the photograph. Making the key focus.

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