Due to some family business, the photo opportunities have been limited. Add that nearly all post processing came to a halt as well, so “Trying To Catch Up” is quite fitting.
The family business caused me to miss one of the sessions of Kathy ODonnell’s Simple Portraits class and I really had to scramble to get images for the last class. I realize that some of you are accomplished people/portrait photographers but it is a new genre for this fella. I came away with an appreciation for the precision and need for planning/checking backgrounds/poses and all the details that a good portrait requires. It certainly is different than many of the situations Molly and I run into with our bird and critter photography.
Luckily, our niece Brandi, a senior in high school, was visiting us, so a model was available. After working a previous session in the class with a 80mm lens with mixed results, I decided to use that popular “portrait lens” that I am most familar with…… a 500mm.
Hey, to me a 100-400 is a ‘short lens’ LOL
These were Brandi’s favorites…….. and we threw in some of our “regular fare”