Xplor600

Senior Portraits

I ventured to my hometown for high school senior portraits this past weekend. My first location was a beautiful sprawling property. I have to say, it would be hard not to get amazing shots here. It had a pond, a pine tree orchard, some of the most beautiful oak trees and a tire swing. Special thanks to both property owners for allowing us to shoot and being so welcoming. And thank you Kimberly and Sharonda for assisting. 

I will be posting both shoots soon so check back! 

 

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My second location wasn't too far from the first and was just as impressive. The oaks on this property were covered with Spanish moss. My brain was spinning with shoot ideas for this place.

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Gear Used

Camera

I shot everything with my D800...Its a 36mp picture grabbing BEAST! I'm still happy with it, I haven't even looked at replacing or upgrading to anything else.

Lenses

I used a few lenses for both shoots. I forced myself to do this because I have a tendency to show love to my favorite...So, 70-200m 2.8vr1, 85m 1.8d and my 50m 1.8afs were deployed for this mission. They all performed well, no complaints.

Lighting

My flashpoint Xplor 600 was my key light it was paired with the westcott XXL 48in softbox double diffused. I did use a 38in a glow parapop and the extension head for walking shots. It's a bit lighter and was more controllable for my assistant. I also used a flashpoint zoom for hair light. Everything was triggered with the R2 controller. The Xplor performed flawlessly!  

 

 

 

It's My Birthday

Today is my birthday and I must tell you I'm not the celebrating type. I don't need a huge party or to be showered with gifts (unless it's photography related stuff) for me to feel special. I was asked how I'd like to spend my day. I thought about it for a second and then I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

I spent my day taking pics of my little star! She enjoyed running and playing and I enjoyed the magical world of high-speed sync. Here are a few pics from my day. 

All shots were taken with my D800 28-70 or 70-200. Lighting: Flashpoint Xplor600. 

 

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