Portraits

I had a lovely time away this weekend with the Scattered Authors. Hugely supportive as ever, and very frank discussions (what’s said in Peterborough stays in Peterborough!), along with bags of clever ideas to improve writing. I took my camera and clicked away during many of the sessions. No one told me to stop so hopefully it wasn’t too intrusive! It was a tricky room, being big and not terribly well lit, with slanting rays of sun coming in and disrupting the balance. I used my big zoom lens (many jokes about the size of it, hur hur) and thanks to advice from Liz Kessler, set the aperture to its widest setting. Below are my three favourite portrait shots from the two days.

Katie Dale - isn't she beautiful!
Katie Dale – isn’t she beautiful!
Linda Chapman, looking dreamy
Linda Chapman, looking dreamy
Catherine Johnson. I was miles away, but the zoom focused right in on her face, and I love the light in her hair.
Catherine Johnson. I was miles away, but the zoom focused right in on her face, and I love the light in her hair.

The above haven’t been edited in any way (partly because I’m a bit rubbish at photo editing stuff) and I’m really pleased with them. However, Liz told me all about a specific lens that I could buy that would make my portrait shots even crisper, so now I’m wondering whether I need to save up…!

 

 

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