Well, it may be a little late for Christmas Cards, but it doesn’t stop people from getting that last minute photo shoot in. The Saturday after Thanksgiving I was able to squeeze in a quick little shoot with Brian and Amy and 9 month old Emily. They made it easy on me and agreed to shoot at a park that is close to my house. You may recognize it from other blog posts. Brian and Amy weren’t the only ones out for a family shoot, we saw 3 other photographers with families at the park on this morning. I hope you enjoy this little collection of family photos.
Debra and I were recently assisting another photographer on a project that involved Debra’s lovely daughter Sarah. Since we had her out anyway, we decided to start a little early and use my new favorite prop, the Triumph motorcycle. Here are the set up shots and a little explanation of how we got the final image.
From there we added a light stand on both sides of the roll up doors, aimed towards the center door, with blue gels on Canon 600ex-rt flashes. And we underexposed the next frame a bit to make that blue really show up.
Next, we added a 3rd Canon 600ex-rt flash above and slightly in front of the bike.
Then we added Sarah for the next shot, and seasoned to taste for this image.
Happy with that image, but thought it needed just a little more kick, so we added a fourth light behind the motorcycle and changed the camera angle. This gave a nice lighting on the ground, and a very subtle edge light to Sarah and brought out a little detail on the bike for the image below. Start to finish was about a half hour.
After last Christmas, Patty let everyone know that all she wanted for Christmas this year was family photos with her children. So this morning I met Patty, her husband, 3 children and 1 daughter-in-law to give her the Christmas wish she asked for. I bet she will remember this gift much longer than whatever she got last year. Happy Holidays!