My blogging has become pretty terrible over this last year and in attempt to get back into it, I'm gonna do just that. Not only did I turn 30 this year, but my niece decided to be a senior in high school as well. Age is definitely no longer just a number. However, I had a great time shooting with her and learned a few things while doing so. It's been quite a while since my last portrait session so I thought I'd share some honesty about how it went.
- My Nikon SB 28 wasn't strong enough to battle the sun. This made shooting while the sun was up very difficult.
- It's really nice to have someone hold the reflector. Thanks to Krista, her mom for helping out!
- Always bring more than you think you should. I ended up packing my Fuji x100s and polaroid just because and both added a huge amount of value to the shoot. The Fuji allowed me to shoot wide since I only brought a 50mm and 85mm for my 5d. This ended up being the camera I used for a few photos that just wouldn't be possible without it. I took a few shots with the Polaroid and they we're able to leave with a tangible photo that night. Huge bonus!
- The light is awesome at magic hour. Thanks to Brooke Shaden for that tip. The train tracks shot was shot after the sun set and all it took was a tripod and 1 Nikon SB28 to make that shot happen. The light was so perfect and I wish I would have had more of a plan so we could've shot more at that time. I'm just glad we nailed that shot though.
Well, enjoy the pics. Leave a comment if you have any feedback and you'll be hearing from me more often...I hope!