Jun 6, 2010

Just the Boys

This was obviously fun to make. There we were, doing regular family portraits before the reception began, when A. says, "I really want one in your hat," and there are the brothers standing around, so this was the result. A.'s good at getting a stance and seems very comfortable in front of the camera. I was thinking that he looked a little mobbish in the hat, and he had two henchmen handy. I thought that a rim light would show his profile well, and by removing all the surrounding light we get a feeling like maybe we don't want to mess with these guys--which is impossible to feel around these fellows in person; the nicest crew you could imagine. Still, if you're short on funds, maybe they can help you out...just don't be late on payments.

Nikon D90, 50mm lens, f/11, 1/80s, ISO 400, one SB-800 and one SB-600 at +2 EV, fired through a white umbrella about five feet away. The light is far enough away that the intensity of the light is maintained across the first two guys, even though they are not the same distance form the light. It really starts to fall off by the time it reaches A., however.

Yep, this one's almost perfect.

1 comment:

  1. Amy JensenJune 07, 2010

    I like it.... the mood, lighting, everything! Nice work.