Inaugural 2017 Winter Portraits

The first real snow of the year, I always love to get photos of our kids, Katie and William, running through the snow as it comes down. Katie didn't want to play, so leave it to William to get all of the glory. Photos taken with my Canon 5D Mark II and 135mm f/2L prime lens, shot at full aperture. The trick for photos like these is to use a larger format camera and and a large aperture prime lens, which gives you the ability to leave only a thin area in focus, with everything else falling out of focus. Only the face of the subject, and the thin layer of snowflakes in that same plane will be in focus, with everything else blurred to oblivion. Ability to do this with larger format cameras is why I still stick with them, and continue to use big old clunky DSLR cameras today. I love my iPhone 6s Plus, and the iPhone 7 is a bit better, but they're still not close to being able to do things like this.   

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Enjoy! :)

To get snowflake photos, you have to manually focus at mid-field, and then use a fast shutter speed like 1/2000s.