Day 29: The portrait redo
As you’ve probably already noticed, my wife has become my main model or subject throughout this photo challenge. She doesn’t mind. In fact, I think she enjoys it more than I do most of the time.
It goes without saying that once I found out I had to shoot a portrait, she’d be my model. My muse as I like to refer to her!
I shot a number of portraits of my wife in the past. More than I can remember. But for one reason or another, they don’t turn out right.
So when we visited Vienna a couple of weeks ago, I was determined to take a few ‘nice’ ones.
For this particular one, I used the golden hour and the location to my advantage. While we were making our way to the Belvedere Palace, we stood in awe in front of the glorious front gardens and pond covered in snow.
Unfortunately, I did not have my external flashlight with me so I I decided not to use the on-camera one either. The obvious outcome was that my model was rather underexposed. That said, I love how the emotions, details and the overall aesthetic of the picture turned out.
Since there still was plenty of natural light, I kept my ISO low to 200, my shutter speed at 1/20 and my aperture at f/1.8 on my 50mm Canon lens.
Last one tomorrow folks! I can’t believe this is almost over!