Tim's One Photograph a Day

A Happy Family Portrait.

Family Portrait.

Family Portrait: Group Photo in the Garden.

Group Photo in the Garden.

The original selfie. Camera on a tripod, and the self timer. Line the photograph up, press the shutter, and run round and join the group for the Family Portrait! Usually, you have 10 seconds.

This technology is still around today. It is the first time I have used it on the Olympus. Took me a while to find the setting, but it is very easy now I know. Although, having said that, there do seem to be a number of options and variations. I will have to read the manual.

With the harsh mid-afternoon sun, under the gazebo was the perfect place. I still had the advantage of good light, but it was slightly diffused by the fabric. Using the flash to infill lifts any potential unwanted shadows.

It is hard enough to get six adults with good expressions at the best of times. Using the self-timer means that you tend to try and hold your smile – not always to good effect. Add a baby to the family portrait, then the risks just increase. Fortunately, Hallie was in a good frame of mind – and probably distracted by a passing plane aiming for Heathrow Airport.

Photograph Details:

  • Taken: 25 June 2017
  • Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10 MkIIA
  • Lens: Olympus 14-42 1:3.5-5.6
  • Focal Length 14mm
  • F/5.6
  • 1/100 Sec
  • ISO 200
  • Flash

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