My Grandson's Christening Portrait
During Thanksgiving the entire family created a beautiful naming ceremony for our grandchild, Nico. It was truly lovely. Nico is six months old and of course, the cutest baby I've ever seen! Always the traditionalist, I wanted to celebrate the day with a portrait. In our living room of the house we were renting, there was a perfect wing back chair in nice, brown/gold tones. The light coming in through the window was not sun, but bright fog and a low-broad light source outside - my favorite!
Nico was dressed in his finest for the occasion and was in a lovely, relaxed mood, so all was quite perfect. His mom was sitting beside him, and I turned the chair a bit towards the light and used the inside white shutters on the window to direct the light even more into his face. Some photographs were taken as he faced the other way, leaning over the arm of the chair, but my favorites were when we had him facing the light source so that his beautiful, deep blue eyes would be shown off!
This portrait was made on AV, or aperture priority, set at f/4, so that the background would be softened as much as possible with my lens. This was a point and shoot Canon camera, all proving the point of my book, that it is simple, simple, simple if you understand a few things about light and composition!