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Prom Portrait

Prom Portrait  

Time really is flying past, this is my Niece who has just left school and as we are getting very American , she had a school prom to attend. This is a portrait i took after the event.

 

Three light set up

Key light ( Canon 580exii )

Camera left in a 16" gridded beauty dish 1/8th power

Fill Light ( Youngnuo 568 exii )

Camera right in 24" square softbox 1/16th power

Background light ( Canon 430 exii )

Bare gridded speedlite 1/64th power

Seamless grey background and speedlites triggered with the Youngnuo yn622c triggers.

Fathers Day Portraits

Fathers Day Portraits  

Today was Fathers day here in the UK and this is my dad. This is the first time i have photographed him since i have been doing portraits. He agreed to allow me to take some images and these were some of the results. I used a single speedlite in a 16" beauty dish to fill the shadows.

 

speedlite portrait

 

I had the beauty dish on the end of a small boom arm which is much more stable when using outside in windy conditions.

 

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Selfie

selfie  

The art of photography can really be challenging at times. Trying to get the lighting right , the camera settings and all the technical stuff , let alone having to come up with poses and trying to get emotion into your images. This selfie sums up my continued inability to communicate or connect with my models or even myself !!!

 

Strobist

2ft x 2ft Gridded softbox camera right with a 580 ex ii at 1/4 power as Key light

16 inch gridded beauty dish up high on camera axis at 1/32 as fill light

A gridded 430exii on the background at 1/64th power

All strobes fired with Youngnuo 622c Triggers

Here are a few more images from the same session. I am happy that my lighting seems to be going in the right direction , must make effort and get some more willing models , must be patient, to work with lol !

Sekonic L478dr

Reflecting