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Tony Bramham

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 30 June 2010 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

A photo of my uncle, the artist Tony Bramham. (link below)

I've been practising my portrait photography whenever I get a chance. This was taken using natural light, a Nikon D700 camera with Nikon 105mm f2.8vr micro lens at f3 and 1/90th second.

This new full-frame camera I'm using offers much greater control over depth of field compared to my old D40. The bigger sensor means a shallower depth of field for any given f stop and the super fast and accurate focus make the D700 a joy to use for portrait photography

NIKON D700 1/90 second F/3.0 ISO 200 105 mm (35mm equiv.)

Like what you see here and are interested in photographic composition?.....the blog section of my website now has a complete set of 5 articles covering my personal approach to the subject: Ian Bramham Photography - Blog

For purchasing high quality archival prints of any of these photos you can send me an email by clicking here or by going to my website Ian Bramham - Fine Art Photography where prices are listed in the gallery sections under each individual photo.

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

The short depth of field focuses on his glance! superbe portrait, excellent details and sharpness !

30 Jun 2010 5:26am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna!....I really like shallow depth of field in portrait photos.

Reiner from Brensbach, Germany

The combination of dark and light parts, together with the fantastic details and the shallow DOF results in an excellent portrait.

30 Jun 2010 7:37am

@Reiner: Thanks Reiner!

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


30 Jun 2010 9:40am

@Richard: Thanks Richard!

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

A+ - this is beautiful it is like he is sitting right in front of me

30 Jun 2010 10:17am

@Scene by Sharon Photography: Thanks was photographed across the kitchen table!

Marie LC from France

Very attractive choice of angle of recording for this portrait where overalls dominate, including eyes.

30 Jun 2010 10:42am

@Marie LC: Thanks was more of a 'snapshot' than a formal posed portrait.

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Very impressive portrait, very interesting angle, too!

30 Jun 2010 12:17pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Extremely good result Ian, the clarity in the foremost eye is key here.

30 Jun 2010 7:33pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

your best portrait yet...good work Ian!

30 Jun 2010 7:40pm

Dana from Burbank, United States

Great portrait. I love the angle, narrow focus, oblique light.

30 Jun 2010 9:04pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Excellent portrait! I like the angle and framing! Great DOF

30 Jun 2010 9:28pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Excellent portrait, great focus, well done!

30 Jun 2010 9:59pm

Mike from Lichfield, United Kingdom

A wonderful portrait Ian with a great choice of aperture. Did you try this in b&w too?

1 Jul 2010 11:20am

@Mike: Yes, I did Mike and I couldn't get it to work at all in B& least nothing that I was happy with. I can only think that the quality of the light must be very important when converting portraits (ie skin texture and colour) to B&W.

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

Very nice and expressive portrait.

1 Jul 2010 2:19pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

superb portrait with excellent focus on his eyes and good use of shallow DOF!

2 Jul 2010 6:35am

Didier DE ZAN from somewhere, France

Great portrait

11 Jul 2010 10:25am

1/90 second
ISO 200
105 mm (35mm equiv.)