Brandi from Drink and Click

Brandi Portrait from Drink and Click - Austin, Texas

Brandi from Drink and Click – Austin, Texas

As photographers we look for the new or unusual, at least I do. At last week’s Drink and Click, at the 77 Degrees Rooftop bar, three people in drag stole the show. Drink and Click is all about photographers socializing and taking portraits. The folks in drag were a big attraction for the portrait makers. I partook, but from a distance. The 150mm equivalent portrait lens on my Olympus, allowed me (or necessitated me) to shoot from afar. This photo of Brandi is one of my favorites.

The Olympus 75mm f1.8 lens is wonderful, high quality lens that works well for portraits. The downside is that, with a 150mm equivalent, it’s a long focal length and is tough to work as part of the group. I’m not in the action, like I’m used to being with my usual 28mm – 50mm lenses. The advantage of telephotos are that it compresses features so it’s flattering for portraits. Here, I also get a different point of view, which in a way, makes the photograph more interesting than just a typical portrait.


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