Sunday, January 13, 2013

Portrait session

I had a great photo session this weekend with a wonderful, young, talented model called Laney.  Despite her young age, she's a natural in front of the camera.

The photo session also gave me the perfect opportunity to try out my new Lastolite softbox.  And I can report that it worked wonderfully - and the extra features of the Joe McNally special edition are great extras.  One speedlite firing into a softbox and a white reflector for fill can produce some wonderful lighting.  So much so, I never did use the umbrella I also had with me and stuck with the softbox/reflector combo.

Now comes the next stage in the photo session where I go through all the photos and carryout preliminary editing to remove any dust spots and weed out any where the focus was slightly off. Once this is done, I'll be burning copies to a DVD for Laney and her family.

Once this is done, I will post some examples here and on my website, so stay tuned.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New gear

My recent birthday brought me some more new photo gear, thank you Lisa!  I now have a Lastolite softbox for use with my SB-600 flash for better portrait lighting.  

Now I just need to break out my camera, dust it off and practice with my new umbrellas and softbox to get used to how they modify the light in portraits and still-life shoots.

The new year has lots of potential to further my photography...I just wonder where it will lead.  I'll keep you informed via this blog and will also try to have some new photos posted here soon.