Jide Alakija

03 Sep 2009 2,179 views
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Natasha, Another portrait

A little something I did two years ago in Italy. It feels almost like yesterday though I don't even think much has changed since I have been shooting. In fact let me think, if I were to shoot this again I probably will shoot it at 60-70mm focal length, with an f-stop of f/8.0 and ISO of 400-640. I would also pay a little more attention to the background detail/distractions too.

What do you think? Am I being overly critical?

By the way this is another portrait of Natasha, I shot her in a post for a jewellery commission in Italy and another in London

comments (12)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 3 Sep 2009, 02:13
She is a stunner
Beautiful girl, the dress blends nicely with the background, her brown hair presents a lovely contrast - the facial expression just right. It's like she's the "spirit" of the place come out to welcome those who visit. Nicely done!
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Sep 2009, 05:08
Creative use of DOF, well executed i would say. all in all seems fine to me. Presumably your wanting a higher ISO would be to produce a more grainy feel?
Lovely capture: fresh and light, nice use of the geometry and the DoF -- I don't see a need to increase the DoF further at all. Good one!
for me you are Jide, nothing wrong with this at allsmile
Lovely dreamy image.
Stop persecuting yourself Jide.

lovely, just lovely! smile
  • Dudu guy
  • Nigeria
  • 3 Sep 2009, 23:33
Lovely use of DOF...TOO NEAT!
  • boye
  • United States
  • 6 Sep 2009, 03:07
Increasing the f-stop would draw one's eyes from her and into the background more. Here we are enthralled by her.
Very good!
Lovely bro

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camera Canon EOS 5D
exposure mode aperture priority
shutterspeed 1/1600s
aperture f/4.0
sensitivity ISO160
focal length 200.0mm
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