I don’t get a chance to take photos of teenagers very often. I’m at that age where I could very well have teenage children, and one would expect most of my friends to have teenage or even adult kids, but instead I have three little ones and most of my friends’ children aren’t much older than mine, except for this one friend who has a teenage son whom I happened to see a few weeks ago. And he just happens to be highly photogenic.
I took this first photo of him at Starbucks of all places. There was something about the light, and the fact that he had his earphones that I decided to pull out my camera and quickly snap a few shots. I love the result. He was moving a bit and I had to use high ISO and relatively slow shutter speed which were not ideal for the situation, but I don’t think that the technical shortcomings diminish the value of this image much. I thought I managed to capture something authentic about him in this image and I was very happy to learn that his mom agrees.
(50mm, ISO 800, f/2.8, 1/80 sec)
This boy is definitely ready for a modeling career. Those amazing cheekbones and the freckles… A photographer’s dream. I didn’t ask him to pose in any way for the image. I took this during a short break in a family shoot and he was mostly just goofing around but then he struck the perfect pose.
(50mm, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/160sec + monolight with softbox)