This close up was actually taken not only on the first day of filming, but the first scene! I arrived to the location at the top of the Hotel Vancouver and got my gear all prepped; then squeezed my way into the small office we were filming in; said hello to some crew members I had worked with on previous productions and took my first few frames which are what you see below.
I chose a long lens at a focal length of 200 to keep myself farthest away and most invisible from the actress as possible. A long lens with a wide open fstop at 2.8 also blurs out the background which brings all attention to the subject. There was a little atmospheric smoke to make the soft flattering light even softer. I chose a shutter speed of 125 which is about the slowest you would want to go while hand holding a lens at 200. My ISO was 1250 and my camera was a Nikon D800.