This portrait was completely natural and not set up or posed. I had to quickly switch my camera on and point it at them taking about five shots on burst mode. This was my favourite but I am still unhappy with the final result for the following reasons. I like the way the faces are sharp and the background is blurred giving the impression of movement but the main problem I am having with my new experiments in photography people is that post processing the pictures is very difficult to keep skin tones looking natural.
The above photograph was taken on a day out in Chester Zoo for Ciaran's 21st birthday celebrations. Ciaran is my best friend and has been for a number of years and Gina is his girlfriend (I think of about two years now). I would love to be able to do this style of portrait with more accuracy because you see this type of thing a lot in magazines, although admittedly it is usually the guy carrying the girl not the other way around but no matter. I am finding that every computer that comes to this website has a different screen with a variety of settings so colours, brightness and contrast all effect how good or bad my photographs render on your machine. Also, this photo looked great (colour wise) before I saved in for the web (which reduced the file size and makes it quicker for you to download). Hopefully I will get more change to do similar things with portraits of individuals and groups in the future.