Portrait of a natural beauty. Isabel.

portrait photography by anna nowakowska dublinIsabel is from Brasil. She is radiant and very pretty. I took this photography in the morning of a very blurry and cold day. She was chatting away in the kitchen and then she turned back to talk to me as I was interrupting the already very busy Saturday morning breakfast and  the light from the kitchen window fell directly onto her face. It  brighten up my day and as Isabel is recently engaged to to my fellow photographer Wanderley Massafelli I hope she will be your sunshine forever.

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Mr Dermot is a lovely man. His portrait has been taken for the NCBI’s charity action called Rainbow Journey. NCBI is a an Irish organisation that helps people with sight loss. I have been asked to take portraits of its patients that have shared the their live stories on a CD. This has been used to promote NCBI project and also as a part of the “empowering life” program that I have started over two years ago with the NCBI and its project workers.The whole idea was to photograph the participants during working on that particular project and launch the CD ending as a great success and exhibition held in Dun Laoghaire County Hall, 2014. I was only photographing these people but I gained a wonderful experience working then. I have heard inspiring stories and met fantastic people, and was proud to be part of this.

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A picture of a human face.

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Portraits of people on the street – what to look for.

Watch your angle..Bend your knees if necessary. Or shoot from above.
I often hear that the best chance for finding an interesting face is on a busy street in a big city and
Best suited for such a project will be prime lens with large maximum aperture, which allows a nice background blur. That is true. But I have taken this portrait in a completely ruined small and disgusting shed far away from busy Dublin City Centre. I just asked this man to pose for me and he agreed.( Lucky me!) I found this shed few days back and was amazed by the fact that the light comes from above from the part of ceiling that suppoposed to be there, but wasn’t existing anymore. I had a Julia Cameron like studio just for myself! With that small difference that she was an elite female photographer. And I am just..: female photographer.
Watch out for the ugly shadows on the face of the model. If possible, use the shade or photograph on cloudy days.
Do not be shy when approaching people. At the beginning is always the hardest. But it pays off.