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Portrait Photography

Posted by
Ian Bramham (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 6 October 2011 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I've been processing my photos from a wedding shoot that I did last Saturday in NW England. It was a long day but I had a wonderful time - 10 hours (1,000+ photos) of intensive photography covering all the usual formal wedding shots as well as more informal snaps to give a rounded coverage of the day.

This photo is from a series of informal portrait shots that I took of some of the guests at the reception after the wedding ceremony. I used a Nikon 85f1.4D lens at f2 on my D700 at iso 2200 with just the normal room lighting. The shallow depth of field produced by the f2 aperture nicely blurred out the busy background.

NIKON D700 1/80 second F/2.0 ISO 2200 85 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Stunning models, stunning photography !

6 Oct 2011 6:14am

@Richard: Thanks Richard.

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

What smiles, all teeth out !
I love the tonality you got with the set up of the camera.

6 Oct 2011 6:46am

@Gérard Beullac: Thanks Gérard! (the great thing about weddings is that everyone is in a happy frame of mind and it tends to show in the photos!)

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

amazing quality of the D700 and lens 85mm at 2200 iso !! sharpness of details, natural rendering of light and colors, and the excellent depth of field ! and your models are very nice girls !

6 Oct 2011 7:38am

@Anna.C: Thanks Anna, this camera and lens make a lovely combination for shots like this. They could easily be professional models but are actually just two of the wedding guests

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Stunning model and smiles

6 Oct 2011 8:48am

@Marie LC: Thanks Marie!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Beautiful girls. ;)

6 Oct 2011 8:48am

@Ana Lúcia: Thanks Ana!

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Nice girls, well captured!

6 Oct 2011 9:56am

@Stefan: Thanks Stefan!

Ralf Kesper from Attendorn, Germany

well made doubble portrait!

6 Oct 2011 10:40am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Amazing double portrait Ian, so clean and it looks virtually noise free (at least at this resolution).
Now, who is their dentist?

6 Oct 2011 11:13am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Really well done Ian! The D700 is the perfect camera for such photography - especially with a good lens on the front! A busy day, but if this is the quality the lucky couple can expect, I'm sure they will be overjoyed!

6 Oct 2011 12:42pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

The D700 is a camera that amazes !!! best…jf

6 Oct 2011 3:23pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

Very beautiful capture! I surprised to see that ISO was 2200 and so good quality!!! Maybe I need to change my Pentax and go for Nikon... I need to think about it... :-)

6 Oct 2011 5:28pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

beautifully vibrant portrait of two lovely ladies!

7 Oct 2011 2:27am

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Great portrait!

9 Oct 2011 11:48am

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beauties, twin beauties, great portrait and I of course I've missed hundreds that Iknow I would adore catching up is a bitfh, love your stuff always dear Ian

9 Oct 2011 11:57am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Great portrait with lovely smily girls!

9 Oct 2011 4:49pm

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Lovely smiles, great portrait!

12 Oct 2011 9:56am

Akaruiphoto from Kagoshima, Japan

Beautiful smiling portraits !

15 Oct 2011 4:51am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Look at those gorgeous smiles! nicely done :)

18 Oct 2011 5:43am

1/80 second
ISO 2200
85 mm (35mm equiv.)