Long ago, when a macro lens was still just a dream, I read that a macro lens works very well for portraits. I was getting sick of doing close ups of stuff around the house so we took outside. I did do some close ups that I’ll share another day (love me some daylight!) but I also tried some portraits and plain scenery stuff. My lens is 100mm so it has telephoto properties. For portraits, that means I have to back up quite a bit. My kids haven’t been great at letting me take pictures of them lately so being further away allows me to catch a much more natural expression.
I found that even with a wide aperture, the lens gave me pretty good sharpness on the face while blurring the background beautifully.
I’m counting this squirrel as a portrait. I had to crop it a lot because I didn’t want to scare it away and I was just a bit too far.
I’m actually really happy with how these turned out! I’m looking forward to doing more.
Ooh, those turned out really cool! Especially that squirrel!
Thank you! It’s funny how I see so many squirrels. And they stop! They should be easy to photograph! But they aren’t.