I mentioned a while ago that I intended to take some portraits of friends and family. Well, I have started and am using the room at the back of the garage (the room that I built), as a studio... of sorts.
I have found it quite a challenge so far. Getting the lighting right and the knife-edge between blurred and in-focus is very slight with the lens I am using. For the first time, I am shooting in RAW format and then using Photoshop Elements to edit the image, taking out skin blemishes etc.
After 9 victims, I have some mixed results. My friends 8 year old son would not keep still so a perfectly focused shot was never going to happen. My favourite so far is a shot I took of my niece and I have had it printed so that she can give it to my brother on his birthday in May (see below).
I have set up a new blog to show a few of the shots online - mainly so the subjects can see them without emails flying about.