I've been practising my portrait photography a lot recently but I've been finding it a lot harder than landscapes. Here's a photo of my daughter that I took last weekend.
I used a Nikon 105mm f2.8vr micro lens and my camera's pop-up flash at a very low setting.....in fact I had set the flash wrongly but that's not at all unusual for me as I've found learning about how flash works difficult too!
Even though the background was quite some distance away and I was at f3 it was still quite distracting so I used a bit of Photoshop gaussian blur on it at a 100 pixel radius which helped a lot and only took a few seconds.
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105 mm (35mm equiv.)