Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Japanese Gardens section.

Strobist: SB-600 at 1/4 power into brolly box camera right. SB-26 bare, as hair light at 1/16th power.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 28th September 2008, This photo: 11:01am

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  • [ Kane ] said:
    I see the meet went well ;p
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed, well except for two models not being able to make it, but Ruby did a grand job of filling their shoes as well as her own ;-)
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Sweet, yeah not seen her before in your other shoots. We had fun in the morning sun.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Oo Nice lighting!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tim. :)
  • teejaybee said:
    Nice shot... the hair light almost matches her jawline :) Very cool
  • misha.w said:
    splendid portrait!
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    man, you are getting damn good at this portrait lark :o)
  • accesser said:
    Lovely I'd really like to learn to use strobes
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, wasn't a bad session today. Used the reflectors a fair bit (more than I have before) as it was so clear and sunny.
    Thanks :)
    Practice, practice, practice ;-)
    It gets easier with practice, but helps to do some reading too - the strobist blog is a good place to start, as is Light, Science and Magic (3rd Ed).
  • accesser said:
    I was thinking abut getting one of the kits they have at DDP:
    Could be fun to tinker with
  • David de Groot said:
    Those kits aren't bad, providing you have somewhere to set up, or a portable generator as the flash heads in the kit are AC powered.
  • frednaut said:
    Nice first post David.
    Interesting depth of field - perfectly across the face then falls off beautifully I love the bokeh from that 70-200 - very smooth.
    It was indeed a win for the reflectors today.
  • David de Groot said:
    'tis a lovely lens, and one can't help but shoot it wide open more often than not. :)
  • Gareth Gorman said:
    Very nice portrait Dave. The gold reflector was a great idea, gives the subject a warm glow on left. Good DOF too, making a non-distracting background to an attractive subject. I never thought to use my 70-200 as a portrait lens, always use the nifty 50.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Gareth. Yes the 70-200 makes for an awesome portrait lens, nice mix of focal lengths and constant f/2.8 throughout. :)
  • anil_krantz said:
    You are invited to send this quality shot in "FASHION-AUSTRALIA"
    Please visit our groups "Fashion World" , "Fashion Asia" , "The Fashion Times" , "Ramp" , "Fashion China" , "Fashion Thailand"
  • Goldenboi24k said:
    voice-activated light stand. ???? WTF.....
  • David de Groot said:
    @Goldenboi24k - Quite easy really, you give a flash to an assistant and tell them where to point it :)