I took pictures of Natalia with glasses on and off but went with this one. It seems to be her default look. I was pleased that I was able to accurately focus through her glasses and get her eyes sharp. As I explained previously, getting proper focus on the eye is important for portraits. The very shallow depth of field also made it more challenging. I originally thought glasses would add the extra bit that would make it all but impossible.
I believe this is the second time I met Natalia at a Drink and Click and I’ve made more conventional portraits of her. I’ll have to post them sometime in the future.
As you might expect, I took many shots per person and I selected the best expression that was properly focused. Some people are easier to shoot, like Natalia. They pose and change expressions but do it at a measured pace. Less experienced or frantic models move around too quickly. That might work for less exacting portraits but not for these. Also, the four-year-old Fujifilm X-T10 is not the fastest focusing camera. Overall, I’m happy with the way the Fuji worked, even though it took more effort to create.
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