Camera School – Indoor Portrait

Posted by on Nov 24, 2013 in Camera School, Photography | One Comment

I love taking pictures of people but actually feel quite shy about asking if I can take a formal portrait. Daft really but it seems so personal, almost an intrusion, and in that respect I always feel more pressure to get it right. I was expecting Camera School to have a module where some sort of portrait would be required so best get it out of the way sooner rather than later.

The brief was an indoor portrait, using natural light so I asked Mitch to sit in front of double patio doors which actually form the catchlights in his eyes. ISO 1600, aperture F5.6, and a shutter speed of 1/200th.

The shoot took little more than 10 minutes, and this is the best of a dozen images I took. The original brief was to be in colour but I later converted to B&W which in my opinion produces an even better portrait.

Mitch Portrait

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  1. admin
    November 8, 2014

    Got awarded a “Silver” for this with the comments … 

    Our tutors identified the following areas for improvement: Image failed to meet the brief for the module.
    Our tutors made the following additional comments: Brief specified waist level.

    Have to say the brief was a little confusing and not helped that other students had also entered photos showing just head and shoulders. Guess next time I will email for clarity if needed but has also made me even more determined to get a “Gold” next time round.


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