Tuesday, December 7, 2010
12/52 Crystal Hernandez
Shooting on time? I give myself an A.
Processing the photos? A+
Blogging about the shoots? We're hovering around a C.
Hey, still a passing grade...
I met Crystal when we were both working at the Drawing Room. Crystal is an ex-Floridian who moved up to the much less climatically-temperate city of Chicago. She is a resident of Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood, where she lives with her two puppies. During the shoot Crystal serenaded us with awesome old country records.
As for the lighting, I kept it simple. There is one SB800 at high camera left, bare. I zoomed it in a bit to try to get more of an emphasis on the subject. I tried using a gridspot, but the resultant circle of light was too small. The other light is an on-axis fill provided by a rayflash ring adapter, set to TTL -2.0.
We did some takes of Crystal and her dog moonbeam as well:
...which resulted in...
I took inspiration from a recent post on strobist and once again placed the camera on a Tripod. I really like being able to lock in a composition and then just work with the subject. It's a technique better for some shoots than others for sure. Here's a pullback to show the setup:
SB-800 high camera left
SB-800 on camera through rayflash adapter, set to TTL -2.0
1/250 f/6.3 at ISO 200
Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8