Friday 21 October 2011

One photo a day in October 2011–Day 21

Day 21 and my first low light portrait of the month.  And not only that, my first portrait using flash. I had a busy day today and no opportunity to take a stranger photo until early evening.  So I headed into to town and was pleased to see a funfair was there – plenty of opportunity for some good bokeh backgrounds I thought. 

Almost straightaway this very striking young lady walked towards me. Turns out she is a keen photographer herself so she was only too happy to pose.  I think I might have used too high a setting on the flash but I quite like the blown out look. And her eyes soaked up that flash beautifully!

What I don’t like are the shadows under her chin and nose but I guess this is a consequence of the flashgun being on camera.  Unfortunately I am not as talented with flash as my fellow One-a-day-in-October chums Oliver DeClap and ksten who make fantastic photos of their subjects with no distracting shadows at all.

Anyway, despite the shadow issue, I am pleased with my photo for Day 21, especially with the colourful lights in the background and her beautiful blue eyes:

Tomorrow should be a good day – I am heading out for a photowalk with another of my One-a-day-in-October chums Richard France, weather permitting.  Looking forward to a good few hours of photonerdiness!  And plenty of opportunities for stranger photos.  I will attempt to take as many stranger portraits as I can but I don’t think I will manage to top, or even get close, to the 22 I took back on my photowalk with David Colman on Day 1.

Look out for the results of the photowalk on here tomorrow.