Ambrosia at Ian’s Studio (Image Reference: 20190813A-G202954)

This image comes from a portraiture workshop I was running. I can’t remember exactly what I had said that made Ambrosia laugh. But I do know that this was an unplanned moment.

The lesson to take from the shot is two-fold. When doing portraiture the best images are created when there is an interaction between photographer and subject. For this reason, I try to keep talking to my subjects as I photograph them.

But, that only works if you are ready to capture those unplanned moments. In this instance, I held the camera with my fingers over all the right buttons so that as I saw Ambrosia start to laugh I could simply raise the camera to my eye and press the shutter release.

In post-production, I slightly cropped the image and added a vignette.

Settings: 1/125s, f/8, ISO 100. Lens: EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @80 mm.

You can see the other images from this shoot here:

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