As I mentioned the other day, I'm going to be photographing my first wedding this Saturday and as in anticipation of that I have borrowed a couple pieces of camera equipment from friends to supplement what I already have. One of those pieces of equipment is a 50mm prime lens that is supposed to be the lens to have when shooting weddings as it's a great portrait lens. The only drawback is that it's not auto-focus on the type of Nikon I have so I have to do it the old-fashioned way and focus it manually. That called for a little practice by both myself and Amanda so I thought I'd share just a couple of the pictures from our practice session that I also did some editing on to improve the subject matter. I'd be happy to hear what you think!
A classic black-and-white Amanda with just a hint of a smile! Perhaps this is her Mona Lisa look?
A picture of myself that I actually like for a change! Normally I'm not at all comfortable in front of the camera but I think Amanda did a very good job.
And as for this last one ...
... no, I'm not getting ready for a picture to post on an internet dating site - I'm sporting the customized paintball mask that Amanda just did for one of the guys at work! He wanted his face mask painted to look like Ghost from the video game "Modern Warfare" and I believe that's exactly what he got. He seemed real happy with the end result so Amanda's hoping that word of mouth will get her a few more commissions which would be really nice and give her some money of her own.
I don't know though, I think it's kind of a good look for me ... !