Evening portrait session with Kara

Strobist Info: vivitar 285hv @1/4 (35mm) into silver umbrella, camera right (optical trigger)

580exii @1/32, wide angle (14mm), coloured gel, pointed to wall behind subject (pw)

sb-600 @1/32, 85mm zoom, hairlight, behind subject, camera left (pw).

Johnno and I played with pocket wizards, three flashes, an umbrella and some gels this evening using Kara as a model. This is my pick from my efforts for the night.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 12th April 2008, This photo: 10:35pm

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  • Giorgos~ said:
    Are you guys shooting the same model and posting almost simultaneously?? :-)))

  • Xenedis said:
    Yes, we were. :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, that we were ;-)
  • Nicole Pearce Photography said:
    You're very lucky to have such a great model at hand! Pass on the Kara that I think she is doing a fab job at modeling.
  • leadegroot said:
    And after I sent Kara to bed (for it was late) they announced that I had to leave my computer and come and be a model.
    Much hilarity followed while they totally failed to get a useable shot of me. Hehehe.
    Dunno where Kara gets the photogenic-ness from.
    It didn't help that Jono kept pressing the button just as I opened my mouth to talk.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Nic - we had another session with her today as I taught Johnno about lighting physics and making a black background, even outside.
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    a touch too serious and formal for my taste, I think you've got way better ones of Kara
  • David de Groot said:
    That is indeed the look we were aiming for David. Sure, it's not the usual bouncy girl, but really we were concentrating on the lighting. :)
  • Roving Rob said:
    Where are the setup shots? :)

    That gel on the background works a treat... I like the gradient look it gives the background...
  • David de Groot said:
    Slack I know, and we had two shooters so a setup shot was actually possible.

    The gradient of course is because of uneven light coverage, but it looks ok anyway :)
  • Roving Rob said:
    From the gradient I guessed that the flash was on the ground pointing up the wall. It does create a nice effect :)
  • David de Groot said:
    The background flash was placed directly behind her, about waist height aimed at the wall, slightly upwards. However, the gradient is partially from spill from the silver umbrella. We had it flagged with a black reflector, but it wasn't quite large enough.