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well as most of you know I am not really into “indoor set up shots” the only chance I have had of any sort of real portrait work was before christmas….with the event of Nanny Smiths Birthday we needed a present so out came the camera and not much pleading :0 taken with the canon 50mm lens and minimal lighting I have touched up a little in Paintshop 12 got rid of some teen blemishes and tried to work with what the lens had already produced as opposed to changing the photo completely :)

Chloe and Naomi 16 and 13

As this is my first real forray into portrait shots I appreciate your critique, hints etc.. I enjoyed myself as did the girls but I have to say we all found it rather strange as mostly we do outside posing or candids!

canon 400d with canon 50mm lens no flash fired

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We live in the West of France in the Poitou Charentes region, I love where we live and take a lot of inspiration for photography from the countryside and wonderful regions around us.

I have not had any formal training and just feel comfortable behind the lens, enjoying the feeling of liberty and fun that is to be had with a camera.

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  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 6 years ago

    This is my fave Pam love their expresions and the twinkle in their eye’s.x

  • Thank you kindly Catherine I have to say I like this one and the B&W but we need to choose just one for a canvas mount! only an 8×10 which we will do from home!! It’s got to be just right for Granny S and Granma!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenalmost 6 years ago

    A wonderful portrait PJ. Are these your junior expats?

  • Thank you Jamie :)) these are indeed the junior xps :) Chloe is the elder(is on here as well) and Naomi is the youngest this is the first time that I have not had to beg and pleade to do this and chloe even went so far as to put on a bit of the old lippy – that is unheard of!!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • OldBirch
    OldBirchalmost 6 years ago

    Their pose in this one is really nice.

  • Thank you OB! I never knew how difficult it is – to explain exactly what you want!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 6 years ago

    I like this one best. There’s a lovely warm glow, and a spontaneity about it. Agnes xx

  • Thank you Agnes – this was rather look up and smile we have nearly finished – so maybe it was relief you see! :)) xx

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 6 years ago

    Good shot, Pamela

  • Thank you kindly BigD :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • sstarlightss
    sstarlightssalmost 6 years ago

    I think this was a real beutiful portrait of two lovely young ladies.

  • awww thank you Claudia :) I will tell them that:)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • BCasTal
    BCasTalalmost 6 years ago

    This is my fave too. A beautiful image that will be cherished for generations, and not just the image itself, but the photo shoot as well. Good job!

  • Thank you B for those lovely words :) They think that that is it – they have another one in just 6 months!! Thank you :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • hirst
    hirstalmost 6 years ago

    What a beautiful portrait, delightful!

  • Thank you so much Shirley :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 6 years ago

    I like this one ….like the composition and the lovely warm lighting.

  • Hi Wendi – yes this is our fave too and we now await cartridges hopefully before the weekend so that we can mount it onto canvas the others were taken for printing yesterday can’t wait to see them in photo form it is so much better than the screen I feel!! This was without any extra lighting and no flash so I think no flash with that lens can work better indoors with minimum artificial light!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Squealia
    Squealiaalmost 6 years ago

    Fab image, perhaps you should do some more, they are great.

  • Thank you – I would love to need bribes :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

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