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.
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!