Street Portraits – Entry 1

This was my first time venturing out to take pictures of random civilians in the streets of Cardiff. I went with my friend Tula for support but found we both struggled to pluck up the courage to ask people. We wandered around for a bit trying to find people who looked friendly enough to approach but it wasn’t working. Worried I would be annoying them if I asked and that the camera settings would be wrong when it came to taking the picture. I took a few test shots on one of Tula’s friends who we bumped into, I quite like how they turned out. I eventually said to Tula that we should just go for it and so I asked a few people; only one agreed, the rest said no or said they would but got nervous and started laughing so I couldn’t take the picture.

Although test shots, I think they turned out nicely. The lighting was really nice as there was an overcast, not too much sun to deal with. Her face is really illuminated and her complexion looks fantastic, I’m rather happy with this set of photographs. The first image was in slightly softer focus so I took a few more to get it right.

F5.6 – ISO 1oo – 1/100sec
F5.3 – ISO 100 – 1/100sec

F5 – ISO 100 – 1/100sec

 

The only person that agreed to a photograph, he was sitting down but the photograph still turned out as I hoped. The sun was a little brighter where he was sat and so his skin looks slightly more pinkish than it was in real life. I knelt to his level so that I was not looking down at him as this would make for a rather strange looking portrait and the perspective would be wrong.

F5 – ISO 100 – 1/100sec

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Street Portraits – Entry 1