So I’m thinking about starting a new series of portraits that feature scenic Newfoundland locations with fashion/beauty/strobist portraits. It’s mostly just an idea right now but I went out this week with Sarah (who has been featured many, many times on my stream) to see what would work best for this idea. We both work fairly close to Quidi Vidi which is a small community within St. John’s that has a lovely harbour (and a brewery) and is nestled in the hills and cliffs of the North Atlantic.
This is my favorite shot we got (we were only there for 40-50mins) and I think it has a good balance of focus on the subject while still showcasing the scenery. I’m used to shooting much tighter and with a shallower depth of field so this takes me out of my comfort zone a little bit but I’m hoping it expands my portfolio a bit.
This was shot at lunch time on a sunny summer day. We had a little shade from a building just to the right, but mostly we used the sun as a rim/hair light and I filled in the light on Sarah’s face with my 26" rapidbox and SB-910 – fired by my d7100 as commander in high-speed sync mode using CLS. The light was on a monopod that I was holding (as I’ve been doing lately) and held in my left hand while shooting with my right. It’s not great for steady shots but thankfully the shutter speed is usually high enough to offset the less than perfect camera grip.
As always, comments and critiques are welcome.
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