This portrait of Emily has the same framing but a very different look than my six previous portraits. I used the same camera and lens, the Fujifilm X-T10, and the Fuji 56mm f1.2. The big difference? I made this portrait in natural light before it got dark. With the previous six portraits, I used something called a ring light that produces the distinctive glowing rings in the eyes. It’s a unique but polarizing look.
I still shot this wide open at f1.2, again focusing on the eyes. The background trees and lights are rendered into a totally blurred abstract look. This is far from an ordinary portrait given that it’s a very tight crop with a horizontal orientation. However, it’s probably more palatable for some. I like this photo but actually, prefer the ring light portraits; they are unique, minimalist, and challenges the norms.
I’ve featured Emily a couple of times before on the blog. Here’s a Drink and Click portrait of Emily, in my characteristic black and white style. I also did a portrait session with Emily on 6th Street which had its own set of challenges.
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