Shooting someone’s face and getting it “right” is so much harder than nailing a landscape. At least that’s my opinion. This is my cousin, Josh. I asked him to pose for this photo, which can be intimidating for people. So I gave him something other than the camera to look at, my wife. People are generally uncomfortable with a camera pointed at their face, and generally comfortable looking at someone they know and trust. I knew she would bring a natural smile to his face.

It worked. And the settings were right.


If there are multiple photos in this post, EXIF data is for the featured photo only:

  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 1 July, 2018
  • Exposure bias: -7/10EV
  • Focal length: 157mm
  • ISO: 100
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

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