Hi Night owls!
I am writing you this at 3:45am after a long weekend of shooting. As a matter of fact, I am writing you this for the second time since my last attempt crashed and the content was deleted, sigh, let's do it again.
I wanted to write a quick note to encourage all you shooters out there to think of simple setups that can produce great results, as an example, this past Saturday, I was at our friend Nicolle's web site launch party for Niccococreations.com at the Audrey K's Retro boutique in Burbank, California. I set up just outside the boutique where every guest received a little portrait session, the setup was simple but the results were great.
- Savage Orchid Seamless
- Impact C Stand
- Canon 6D w/Sigma 35mm 1.4 ART
- Profoto B1 w/Elinchrom 39" Deep Octa
- Profoto AirRemote TTL
The day was hot, bright and the sessions took place from 1pm until 2pm. Using Profoto's HSS (High Speed Sync) feature allowed me to shoot at faster shutter speeds even in TTL, which I used to get a quick neutral exposure, I would then lock the Flash exposure by switching to manual where I would plus and minus the desired power. I like my images bright with a mix of softness and contrast.
After that it's all about watching the sun and interacting with your subjects to get the best images possible in a short amount of time.
All in all, I encourage everyone to give simple setups like this a try. The world is your canvas after all.