Morgan #3

Morgan - Austin, Texas

Morgan – Austin, Texas

The studio had a classy and well-decorated seating area, and we hit upon the idea of making photographs there. Definitely more of an environmental portrait. I still used my Fuji X-E3 with the borrowed Fuji 50mm f1.0 lens that I talked about yesterday.

With this couch setting, I felt more compelled to move further away. The details that surrounded Morgan made it more worthwhile to go wide. I shot a lot. I shifted in and out, and left and right — varying the distance and changing the background. I made some mistakes, as I discovered later, which I’ll talk about in an upcoming post. When you have a real-world setting, instead of a studio backdrop, there’s a lot more to consider.

Morgan - Austin, Texas

Morgan – Austin, Texas

Gestures, tiny changes in expression, and body positioning matter a lot. This is something I’m still not good at and feel inadequate to direct. Here are two photos taken moments apart that provoke different moods, even with minor changes.

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