Nastassia Davis Photo Workshop (Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ)
Objective: Achieve a well balanced portrait using the available light source and an ordinary location.
Light source: Lamp
Location: College Lounge
Subject: Kiyanna Stewart
Students came with their own cameras and lens. I had them shoot immediately with whatever knowledge they had and provided pointers as we reviewed their images afterward. One of my favorite shots came from Matt Kirson of Rutgers University. Given the single light source provided, he was able to capture a beautiful moment here by the angle he chose to shoot from. By using a small aperature on his lens, he was able to achieve a lovely blurred background complete with a bit of bokeh in the top right corner. Great job.
The two following images are from students Harsh Chandarana and Dipika Agrawal. This is a great start in portrait photography. Since they didn’t have special portrait lens, one of the things I encouraged them to do is to get close, try different angles and pay attention to how light falls on the subject. Using these pointers for future shoots, will guarantee better shots with or without super expensive lenses for now. No matter where the location, understanding angles, aperature and composition are some of the very important factors in capturing a well balanced photo.
Special thanks to Marques Johnson & Karan Michandani for assisting me at this event.
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