- Nikon D700
- SB-900 and SB-600 Flashes - Remember I dropped my second SB-600
- HONL Photo light modifiers: CC Gels, Color FX Gels, grids, snoots, speed straps
- Nikkor 24mm-70mm, 50mm, and 70mm-200mm lenses
- Batteries and chargers
- 48" collapsible reflector
- Collapsible Gray Card
- Sekonic Light Meter
So we left Bako around 6:00 PM and with all the changes ended up in at the Philadelphia Airport at 6:30 AM Eastern time. Drew was a real trooper, and didn't complain one bit with all the waiting around in the wee hours. I whipped out my camera to take some shots of the airport, but none of them had any really nice architectural lines. Of course I turned the camera on Drew, who was a good sport. I believe this was shot at ISO 1600 using my 50 mm Prime lens at f/2.8 since I noticed that shooting at f/1.8 doesn't provide Tack Sharp focus. Anyway, we arrived in State College, PA at 10:00 AM and headed to the parent's house. The weather was cool and drizzling, but still a nice change from the dryness of Bako.
On the Wedding front: 1) Have a checklist of shots you want. It is a pretty hectic day and you really want to deliver. 2) Have two camera bodies with different lenses and flashes and 3) buy the portable dolly/step-ladder that Kelby shows in Vol. 2 of his book
Honestly, I'm not confident enough to shoot weddings, but I'm sure I will be within a year.
On the model shoot: Only one real key thing for me and that was to relax. It felt like I was on a deadline and I just couldn't get into the shoot. I'm not sure if it was the environment, new model, or the guilt that I was supposed to be on vacation.
Anyway, it was still a fun trip and I took some nice pictures. Kelsey said she would be up for a shoot anytime I came to visit, which is cool, but I just don't know if I can lug that backpack across the country. Maybe I'll just rent some lenses and only carry the body, an SB-900, and my prime lens.
Thanks for reading and That's A Wrap!!!