Over the last couple of months, I’ve been really thinking about how to approach shooting more portraits with my 24mm tilt-shift lens. As you can imagine, 24mm is quite a wide angle lens so you need to be very close to your subject in order to get anything meaningful. So on Friday, while walking around the area where the camel festival was taking place, I kept this lens on the camera and tried to get as close as I could. I still have lots more to go until I’m really satisfied with the results, but I think the image below is a good start. I’m even thinking about investing in the 45mm tilt-shift lens at the beginning of next year. After seeing what Gregory Heisler does in his book “50 Portraits” with tilting the focus points, you really feel very inspired!
If you roll-over the image to see the original, you’ll also notice that I’ve decided to remove the car on the left as I felt it was a bit distracting from the main subject. You might disagree with me on this one and if you do, I would love to hear about it as I debated this with myself for a while.
On another note, this is most likely my last post before Christmas, so if I just wanted to wish you all a Merry Christmas and I hope Santa brings you everything you wished for!