Yes, this is somewhat processed as the original didn't have blown highlights, but I wanted to play around with a more summery feel.

This shot was taken during our portrait workshop today, as a demonstration of the nifty 50 (Canon 50mm f/1.8 lens). I decided to play with it a bit just for fun.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 30th October 2010, This photo: 3:32pm


  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    She is growing up! lovely portrait David I like the warmth.
  • looby88 said:
    Hello to Kara, quite a while no see ! I have the 1.4 version and quite like it sometimes !
    definitely has a summery feel so that worked then !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/sydney_inquisitive] Sure is Nic. Just a quick snap really, but turned out ok. Had to remove some water bottles from the table next to her though.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] This is the first 50mm shot I've published in ummm... over a year (last one was 25th Sept 2009). It seems I don't use the 50mm focal length much anymore. Also been a while since I published a Kara shot too.
  • looby88 said:
    know what you mean ! I used mine the other day, camera on a tripod taking photos of all my familys old photos, back to our childhood days, so we all get copies, the albums can only be in one place at a time, as I'm the eldest that place is usually with me, like I need the clutter !! Other times - at weddings as its the fastest lens I have for dark places, evening receptions etc, but its definitely limited !
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Mine fell into disuse when I moved to full-frame. I found the framing at 50mm didn't do anything for me, whereas this shot is on the old 30D.
    When I need fast glass, it's the 85/1.2L :)
  • looby88 said:
    Oh yes I forget about the full frame effect ! 85/1.2L, mmmmmmm, just as well I dont live near you, I'd be trying out your camera and lenses then mugging old ladies or something !! You are too big to mug , plus of course you are a friend, one doesn't mug ones friends !!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/33085391@N00] Well not often anyway ;-)
  • Bumblebee Photo said:
    nice portrait and great job making it look summery!
  • MikeSenior said:
    Stunning shot David. Love the candid feel to this photo. Kara has very beautiful eyes.
    Love the 50mm. Haven't used my 1.8 since i got the 1.4 but yeh don't use it that often really since i bought it. I think i liked the 1.8 better can't put my finger on why.
  • Jack High said:
    Lovely shot. She looks all grown up now.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/bumblebeephoto] Thanks!
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikesenior] I rarely use a 50mm at all. It's a focal length I just don't find greatly useful for most of my work, but occasionally it can work well.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/98342273@N00] Too much so!
  • ‚ô•MissKris21 said:
    This is a stunning portrait.