Graduation Announcement Portraits / by Victoria Lemos

My cousin is graduating in just a few short weeks from UW Seattle and I was so happy I had the opportunity to take her grad announcement portraits. She's an inspiration to me: graduating with two Bachelor's degrees with one in Psychology, and another in Biology. I'm excited to see where life takes her next and I'm sure wherever it is, she will succeed! 

We shot these portraits at a nearby park during midday sun, which turned out perfect in terms of lighting. I used my 85mm for these shots because I really wanted to focus in on her face and have the background blurry for added clarity and emphasis on the foreground. For this, I kept the aperture around 2.5 and the ISO around 200 while adjusting the shutter speed as needed. 

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