Sunday, May 22, 2011
Did I learn anything from both shoots? Yeah, I enjoy taking pictures of people more than inanimate objects. I would like to stop by all the little towns in the Central Valley and attempt to capture their charm, or drama. Hmmm...sounds like a fun project. That's a Wrap!!!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Simple lighting set-up for the outdoor shots. Nikon SB-900 Speedlight and a 22" Beauty Dish as key and cloudy sky as fill. For this shoot, the Beauty Dish worked much better than my umbrella. We didn't have any mishaps with the blowing and gusty wind. I used my 70mm - 200mm lens with a ND4 filter to stop down to f/2.8 so I could blur out the homes in the background.
Here are a couple other pictures from my previous Maternity shoots. Enjoy because most likely this will be all the Maternity pictures I shoot, unless one of my future daughter-in-laws is pregnant. LOL
Good luck Nikki on a speedy delivery, which should be this Thursday, and "That's A Wrap!!!"
Friday, May 6, 2011
With the sun quickly setting, I decided to use my 85mm f/1.4G lens. I wanted to play around with Spot Metering for most of the Natural Light images.
After the sun went down, we switched to our speedlights and had Sarah change her wardrobe.
We shot for about another 20 minutes and then wrapped at 8:30 PM. We accomplished what we wanted, which was a spontaneous shoot at twilight. It was also fun to work with Sarah and the guys.
It's interesting to compare our shooting styles and processing styles. If you didn't click on Rob and Brian's link above, I suggest you do so and see their work.
What did I learn?
- The main problem I ran into was the AF-Assist light not illuminating. I realized I really stink at Manual Focus in the dark. The fix, I had a spare light stand a clamp that will hold a flashlight to aim at the model. So next night shoot, I'll have that ready to go.
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Thursday, May 5, 2011
Wednesday, my co-worker and I ventured into "The City", from Garden City, Long Island. Fortunately there is a train station directly across from our Hotel.
Afterwards we headed to Times Square to see all the lights. It definitely was worth seeing, but then again so are the lights on the Vegas Strip.
After walking around for about four hours, we headed back to Penn Station to catch the train back to the hotel. We managed to eat some New York Pizza and stop at some of the Tourist Trap stores for goodies.
So I'll leave you with my view from the room. If you want to see more pictures from my New York trip, click here.
Thanks for reading, and That's A Wrap!!!