Pictures for the Month of February - 2012

May 29, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Those of you that know me or have been reading my posts know that I love to shoot images of my grand daughter.  She is a very sweet and accommodating 9 year old that photographs much older, much to the chagrin of her mom and dad.  In fact many times she asks to be photographed. and of course, how can I refuse.

 

Some time last summer I decided to buy a new 85mm, f/1.4 portrait lens.  This is such a popular lens and due to the natural disasters in Japan, the lens went on back order.  It seemed like forever,  but I finally got the delivery just before Christmas.  I couldn't wait to give it a try and I have been shooting everything with it, including sports.

 

I saw a hoodie shot in a magazine and thought I'd like to try it myself.  So on a visit in February I asked my grand daughter to pose with her hoodie.  Below is the exact shot I was trying to get.  I put a tri-flector about waist high and in front of her and a 32" softbox directly over the camera.  The background is a white popup backdrop from Lastolite.  Without a background light the light fall off caused the backdrop to turn a light gray.

To add a little character I asked her to turn and tilt her head.  This gave us another look and a little different mood.

hoodie,portrait, girl

What a beautiful lens (and subject too of course)!  She doesn't look 9 years old does she?  Below are a couple of additional images to round out the shoot.

Gotta love it!


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