Two portraits of Naudia today for your viewing pleasure. I’ve met Naudia numerous times, and she is a regular at Drink and Clicks. That’s wonderful because she is one of my favorite models. I made these a minute apart, shooting so many great portraits that the hard part was selecting the keepers. Even more challenging, decide which to feature on the blog post.
These are from the early July event held at the Spirit of Texas Brewstillery in Pflugerville. It’s one of our regular meeting places located northeast of Austin. They had some classic cars as props. Unfortunately, heavy rains forced everyone into a confined interior space.
Like all of my recent portraits, I made these with the Fujifilm GFX 50R. I closed down the aperture instead of my usual f2.8, getting more depth of field. I have a tendency to shoot really shallow, which is more challenging when shooting close. f5.6 worked well. I’ll need to keep that in mind.
I have old habits that make me wary of shooting at higher ISOs. However, with the GFX, ISO 2500 and 3200 are really clean, as seen in these photos. There may be the slightest touch of noise which adds a welcome grit. If anything, at low ISOs, the Fuji GFX images can be too clean. Especially when desiring character-filled black and whites.
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