Shallow Depth of Field -Entry 2

While in London for a week, I attended various Galas for the BFI London Film Festival at Leicester Square.

I have been to many movie premieres and celebrity events in the past two years and think its an exciting topic to photograph, you can really feel the rush and the atmosphere by looking at red carpet images. I was always thrilled seeing images of these events captured by professionals. Red carpet photographers such as BAFTA’s Rich Hardcastle, Jonathan Birch and Richard Kendal are fantastic at what they do and I feel that often I take photos at the same standard.

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I took a vast amount of photos over the days and found that some of them were rather interesting; I was quite impressed I’d managed to get some good quality images in a large crowd of people. The ‘High Rise’ gala was my most successful, I used a range of settings to get the best possible photos and these are the photos I obtained that had a shallow depth of field…

I think these images are my best use of shallow depth of field, the photos are so up close and personal that you can really see the emotion on his face. I love that in some you can see the figure of Sienna Guillory posing for pictures in the background, but she is not in focus.

The settings I used for this were:

Varying between f/5 or f/5.6 – ISO 1600 – 1/320 sec

Shallow Depth of Field -Entry 2