How I Got The Shot: ‘Sunglasses Steve’

Camera: Canon T1i
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Lens
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/4000 sec
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 50 mm
Shooting Mode: Aperture Priority
Photoshop: Small use of Curves.

I like this portrait of a friend I took at a recent gathering; I like the light, the shallow depth of field (obtained by using a wide aperture of f/2.8), and I like the fact you can see me taking the shot in his sunglasses’ reflection!

By the way, apologies if you follow my photography blog and noticed the lack of updates lately – I’ve been away on holiday, and then, as luck would have it, fell ill whilst I was away.

Bonus shot! Here’s a pic of me taking the photo above – thanks to my friend, Stew, for letting me use his photo on my blog. Yep, that’s me, the guy with no hair below…


  1. That was a very cool shot! :) Will definitely try that if ever I found a friend who is willing to be a model. 😀

  2. Marwa /

    I’m very new @ photography and I’m still using compact cam…but was wondering how this shot is taken…thx so much for the explanation :)

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