about a boy: Hugo

Nearly two.

I’ve been playing a lot recently with shallow depth of field (DOF) images with limited success, mainly because I’m still getting to grips with the new camera and also because the close end of my zoom is only f/4.5. Maybe in this case becuase it’s near the gloaming. But I like this picture of Hugo, mainly because of the expression on his face and the portrayal of his character. I can’t really take the credit for it though, it’s just the serendipity of taking snaps, luck if you like. I think that honing the skill of portraits has a lot to do with being comfortable with the camera, and getting a feeling for hitting the shutter release at the right time.

My friend Harry is coming in from Hong Kong pretty soon and he’s bringing a treat – a 50mm f/1.8 which should be a lot of fun when it comes to shallow DOF stuff. I was going to try to get the f/1.4 but it’s outrageously expensive.