Myriah 2

Myriah 2I’m excited to post another portrait.  I haven’t decided on a favorite image from the shoot yet but I like this one because the composition is unorthodox with the way the right side of her face breaks the frame.  I think it still works though becuase here eyes lead you back in and the negative space doesn’t bother me.  I think it lends a rather playful mood to the shot.

I’ve had very little experience with portraiture because of my introverted nature (it doesn’t lend itself well to approaching strangers and asking if I can photograph them) but this is the second time I’ve been fortunate enough to have a meeting set up by a painter looking for reference material.  The model’s name is Myriah and this was her first modeling experience.  I was excited for this shoot as I thought her bone structure and personal style would be very interesting to capture.  I didn’t really have a chance to set up the lighting the way I would have liked (the shoot took place in a high school art classroom) and all I really had to work with was a single soft box but I am happy with the resulting images.  I am hoping to have opportunities to do more portraits in the future and to study different ways of capturing interesting people.

5D Mk III with Macro 100mm f/2.8L IS USM lens. ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/25 sec.