The higher the focal length, the more it throws the background out of focus, making a zoom lens perfect for separating a subject from the background. But, the trade off is that it’s difficult to steady the lens so motion blur is a problem. I increased the ISO to 800 to counteract that, but I think using a tripod would’ve been more helpful.
I returned to a favorite Rochester, New York location for this photo shoot with model Leah Hotte. Cobb’s Hill Reservoir, and its colorful graffiti, provides the perfect backdrop. I especially like it because the graffiti helps tell a story, and that makes each photo that much more interesting.