40D 70-200 f4 IS
What a beautiful picture! I love the sepiaish tone, the pose, the eyes and the subject-background.
Thanks man! The thing is, it wasn't "set up" at all, just dumb luck like most of my shots. It was taken during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where a few thousand performers/acts take part during August each year. The Royal Mile in Edinburgh becomes a portrait photographer's paradise.
I must admit the girl in the shot was rather nice (I can still taste
). She was moving around alot and I managed to get the shot. What you don't see is the heavy cropping and tweaking required to hide people in the background (it's so busy in places you can't move for people). Also just creeping into the shot was the girl she is looking up at.
The one problem with taking portraits at the Fringe is that, because it's maybe 95% amateur shows from college or university drama groups, the performer's makeup can be a bit slap-dash and their hair is blowing about a bit which means you have to learn how to use the clone stamp in Photoshop!