I was in the portrait making mood tonight. It started with Rachel because the light was a bit mystical outside this afternoon. So, I grabbed my camera and my 85 1.4 lens and headed out to find Rachel. She was down the street playing with friends, so I called her over. She saw my camera and said, “Oh, you need a picture?” The kids are so used to me me taking pictures now they just quickly pose for me and go back to what they were doing. She was a good sport. I specifically wanted a shot of her kind of looking up so I could get the diffused light from the cloudy sky to light up her eyes.
Then, Brian approached me later in the evening. He had to make a brochure all about him for class. Of course, it was 7:30 PM and it’s due tomorrow. He needs various shots of his life (family, hobbies, early childhood) and a headshot for the main image. So, we went all hard edged and got him a cool head shot. I set up a pseudo clam shell lighting. Shoot through umbrella with a diffused SB-800 up top. A large reflector on bottom. Brian sported some cool shades. After, I hit it with the “Sin City” treatment in Adobe’s Lightroom to give it an edgy look. Brian said it was “Gangsta!”
Here are the shots.