It's been a while since I've posted a blog and what better way to come back then with a recent session with up and coming Georgia model Lexia. We worked together on a chilly February day here in Georgia but she worked liked a seasoned pro. No complaining about being cold, took my instructions and requests and cranked out awesome poses and photos ALL DAY. This shoot ran about 5 hours from a local park then back to my studio in Lawrenceville.
Her Mom Denise played stylist, her Dad Robert had security taken care of and my boy Ira from IRoc Photography backed me up with assistant and behind the scenes duties - photos and video. A great shoot takes more than 1 or 2 people and anyone who has tried to do it all can tell you......things are a lot smoother with extra people to help.
On this shoot I got to use a new light modifier which was a Octobox made by Neewer. It's designed to work with speedlights and I was anxious to give it a try. I have softboxes and an Octobox in my studio but nothing designed for speedlights. I want to be as MOBILE as possible with lightweight, easy to pack and easy to set up items when I'm on the road or on location so this was the perfect test. How did it work out? I'd say pretty great. I used the octobox as a rim light in some shots to light Lexia's hair and body from the side when the clouds rolled in. You will see I did NOT use the diffusion panel as I felt it wasn't necessary. I did use it as a KEY light from the front in some shots. This NEEWER Octabox is a snap to set up as it pops up like an umbrella. Not rods to install and remove etc. Very simple.
I also got to try out my new Yongnuo triggers. I got these originally because I need to do some HSS (high speed sync) work and my previous triggers don't have this technology. The Yongnuo triggers are AWESOME. They work great, have a focus assist light on the front, include HSS and allow me to adjust flash power to EACH flash remotely. No more walking over to flashes to turn them up or down. The price of the triggers is STUPID cheap so if you need triggers for your flashes....I'd get some of these NOW before the prices go up.
My Bag - Think Tank
Camera - Canon 5D Mark II
Lens - Tamron 70-200mm Di VC f/2.8
Lens - Canon 50mm f/1.4
Flash - Canon 580 ex II flash
Trigger - Yongnuo
Receiver - Yongnuo
Modifier - Neewer Octobox
Camera - Canon 70D
Lens - Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8
Now that I've covered all the gear stuff for the gear junkies.....Let's move on to the images! Most of the pics here are NOT even edited. I edited a few for some fly away hairs etc. But no heavy editing needed. Lexia's skin is near perfect and her poses and faces are phenomenal to be so young.......she's just 16yrs old! Wow. Enjoy!
Check out the shoot VIDEO (still working on video skills - forgive the "camera shake." :o)
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