Portrait

2009, Photography

More and more I get questions if I do portraits as well. But honestly, it is something I am still unfamiliar with. I am trying, and am even trying to use my current camera for that purpose. It isn’t easy though. No serious bokeh, hardly any shallow depth of field. Here is a take from yesterday, for Nathalie, from my lovely daughter.
Lindsay by Wouter Brandsma
Photograph by Wouter Brandsma

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11 thoughts on “Portrait

  1. Yeah, but you captured personality and that’s what it’s all about. The Mona Lisa smile, the sidelong glance. Great image!

  2. Dank u wel Meneer Wouter! Great expression. Dude, you are going to have your hands full with that little lady!
    Now come on, isn’t it more satisfying to capture her and have this image with you forever rather than a beautiful photograph of barbwire? Not that there is anything wrong with a beautiful photo of barbwire, don’t get me wrong, but emotionally, aren’t you more fulfilled? Not only because she’s your daughter, but also because you’ve defined a fleeting moment…
    I hope we’ll see more. See, I always want more. There is no pleasing me. 🙂

    1. Dank u wel mevrouw. I know we are going to have our hands full with her. Her eyes just says it all. You are right that this is very satisfying, but also different from the work I do. I need to get more comfortable with this, but it is a lot of fun.

  3. I agree, it´s a great picture. Bokeh is overrated anyway! Like Andrew says, you captured the personality – something missing in too many other portraits…!

  4. Great portrait, Wouter.

    Like you, I’m a bit new to portraiture. But there is nothing like photographing your kids. I’ve enjoyed photographing mine for 8 and 6 years, respectively. Such willing subjects, always around, and good practice for taking portraits of others. It’s helped my people picture taking a lot.

    Last year my SoFoBoMo book was portraits of my kids, taken with the GX100. Not sure what I am going to do this year, but it might be more portraits. I’m really getting into it more and more.

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