Portrait Shoot

February 24, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

OK last week-end I had a some spare time…..(not sure were that came from) but I decided to set up a corner in the bedroom and snap some portraits. I have been meaning to get this done for some time so I had already though about what I wanted.

Ingredients:

Camera

Flash

Beautiful woman

Clean Background

Patience

OK so I had everything …..almost……the last one was debatable depending who you spoke with! It only took me say 30mins to make a clutterless corner and setup some black material as a backdrop. Setup some flashes with one softbox and one shot through umbrella on stands and were ready to rock! Speaking of rocking a good idea is to put on some background music to help you and your model get into a grove.

Settings for this shoot when something like this Camera in Manual 1/80sec f4 ISO 200  flashes in P-TTL this way I was able to set and forget the camera and let the flashes do the rest of the thinking. Worked out pretty well only a couple of times the metering was off, the flashes I set at -2 stops as they seem to blast out too much light without it. I was going to use manual flashes at around 1/4 power but for some reason my wireless triggers weren’t playing ball. But I was happy with the results. I really wanted to work on some posing so light was almost secondary…… so the P-TTL did an okay job.

With the posing I had a short list of shots wanted most worked well …..although a couple needed a little more work, the model did complain about being uncomfortable but soon became more enthusiastic once she saw the results. You see our model here is not a professional and has never done anything like this before….and i remember her comment “I don’t know how the pros do it…this hurts!” so hats of to you models twisting and turning for them good angles!

So here’s a sneek peek of some of the shots more soon to come!


 


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