Strawberry Madness

focal length: 50 mm
shutter speed: 1/40
aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 200
flash: none

When I shoot in portrait rather than in landscape orientation, I like to fill the frame with my subject and I try to line up the eyes following the Rule of Thirds. Using a smaller aperture (a larger f-stop) helps to keep more of the facial features in focus. Because I was shooting next to the sun room, I had plenty of light to shoot at ISO 200 and still get a sharp picture.

It was Sophie’s first time eating strawberries. This face isn’t of disgust. She’s actually saying, “Argggh! Mommy! Why didn’t you give me strawberries before!!??” She loves them. Can’t you tell?

Laura is a Vancouver wedding and portrait photographer. Visit