This is my first submission, this is a portrait of Frank, an elderly relative who is not usually easy to capture. I was pleased to capture him in this relaxed moment before he noticed the camera, I shot this the moment he looked in my direction to see that I had the camera. A moment later and his composure would have changed.
I chose B&W as I think it gives the right mood for a gentleman from this generation and it masks the changes in pigmentation that tends to occur to skin with people in their 80's like he is, giving a more flattering result.
Converted to B&W using Aperture
ISO 100, 70mm, +0.7ev, f8, 1/250
I think pushing the lens to the full 70mm end is not great, but am trying to get the most out of the kit lens before getting some new glass.
Tags: Black and white
Portraits and people
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