This photograph was taken with a Nikon D70 and 70-300mm lens, providing the lovely shallow depth of field and isolating the subject from the background. The arbitrary crop draws you into the subjects eyes, which are the main focus in the image going beyond recording likenesses and resulting in a sense of immediacy and sincerity.
Photographer: Keith Riley (Newquay, Cornwall, United Kingdom) Registered
Keith Riley fell in love with photography after embarking on a Photography A level course to aid his composition as a graphic designer. It was a turning point in his career, which resulted in a BA (Hons) in Photography. He started his photography career with a Nikon D70 and now he mostly uses a Nikon D700 with a Nikkor 50mm f1.4D AF, Nikkor 35mm f/1.4G AF-S and Nikkor 28-300mm f/35-5.6G ED VR lens.
His goal is to be as creative as possible towards anything he does. He is inspired by art in general and whether he is photographing weddings, fashion or portraits he is always on the lookout for a different take on an image and aspiring to learn new techniques. He has a genuine interest in people and people’s faces and strives to capture that perfect moment infused with soul, motion, and emotion.