I definitely have a lot of catching up to do. More than half of my final cut choice images shot last year have yet to be posted or printed. While taking stock this evening I stumbled across this image from a test shoot I did with Hannah over a year ago. This shot however was one of my personal favorites and remained all but finished until this evening. I just love the way her understated beauty comes through here. The complementary styles also give it a uniqueness. Those Red Boots! When she pulled them out I thought to myself “Oh my gosh! What am I going to do with those?”.
I have learned to just go with the flow. I shot the Red Boots only after we had exhausted all her other looks. As it turned out, they were my favorite. I must credit Hannah for her sense of style. She is also an amazing hair and makeup artist. She did it all herself.
This 330 Megapixel composite image was taken in my private studio with the Canon 5D Mark III and the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens at 150mm, 1/125 second shutter and ISO-640. For lighting I used two Canon 430EX speedlights. One with barn doors on left and one with soft box diffuser on the right. The speedlights were set to manual at 1/32 and 1/64 respectively. I used a slightly higher ISO than usual to pick up a bit of the warmth from the halogen track lighting above. I love it when test shoots yield unexpected gems.
I definitely look forward to many more creative photo shoots with Hannah.
While taking a break during a fashion photo shoot this summer, one of the hair and makeup stylists caught my eyes. I thought she was very photogenic and most of all fairly unaware of it. I snagged a couple shots her so I could revisit her look when I had some downtime. You can see those shots in my previous post Behind the scenes – Fashion Shoot.
I finally got around to catching up with Hannah early Monday evening. While this was more of a test shoot – I almost always do a test shoot first before doing any photo projects – I did get quite a few great shots. Below some of the first shots to make it the final cut and editing. I will post more (with different outfits) as I finish final edits. Hair and Makeup was by none other than Hannah herself. The whole shoot was a breeze.
For this shoot I used the Canon 5D Mark III with the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II USM lens. I mostly employed two Canon 430EX speedlights manual mode synched via simple RF triggers. I shot handheld in manual mode at f/2.8, ISO-640 and 1/80s. AF was one shot. Image stabilization ON.
On a side note, I’m not sure I can go back to shooting E-TTL again. The 5D Mark-III has forced me to learn manual flash lighting and I have to say it’s a much better way to shoot.
Not long ago I was shooting a summer fashion series for Denim Spot in downtown Sacramento. The shots were for their fashion look book, so unfortunately I will not be publishing those shots anytime soon, or at least until their look book is released. However while taking a break from shooting I decided to look around me. I was intrigued by one of our Makeup Artists and Assistants. I decided to explore her look as a little diversion from an otherwise intense day of shooting in various challenging settings. Hannah was gracious enough to pose and let me take a few shots. Here are some highlights from behind the scene.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 70-200 f/2.8L @ 200mm, f/2.8, 1/80s, ISO-100.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 24-105 f/4L @ 70mm, f/5.6, 1/100s, ISO-100.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 70-200 f/2.8L @ 88mm, f/2.8, 1/100s, ISO-250.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III + EF 70-200 f/2.8L @ 200mm, 95mm, f/2.8, 1/80s, ISO-100.