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Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's Julie here

This is the first time that I've posted to our blog here... All my friends have done a fabulous job, and I guess it's my turn to contribute. :)

I'll share some from a recent session that was so much fun. It's for a secret project that I'm not going to talk about until it's all done. Okay, it's not really secret. But, I don't want to jinx anything by talking too much about it before it's done.

I had a chance to really do some slightly different kinds of photography, and it was fun.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Peek Behind the Scenes

Hello Readers! I love it when photographers share pullback shots that show their setup. I am such a visual learner, so it helps me so much more to see a photographer in action, to see their equipment and setup, how they position themselves, how they hold their cameras, how they see the big picture that an image is created within. We hope it helps you to see us at work too. And bonus, it's just plain fun to put faces to those photogs you see and chat with online!

A few bits about our equipment: All of us on this trip shoot with either the Canon 5D or the 5D MK II. We used the Canon 85mm 1.2 L, the Canon 24-70 2.8L, the Canon 50mm 1.4, the Canon 15mm fisheye, and the Canon 70-200 2.8L. (Don't worry Nikonians, Denise and Sherry both shoot Nikon, so you are among friends!)

We used all natural light for the entire shoot at the Plantation. You will see in some of the pullback shots that we brought softboxes and lights, but we never used them. We used various reflectors and moved furniture to suit the light.

For the baby session, Megan used all natural light and no reflectors. Part of the session was done in studio but I didn't manage to get any shots of that.

For the warehouse/ night session we used one OCF, bare bulb, triggered either by the ST-E2 transmitter or an on camera flash. Using the infrared sensors allowed us to take turns at the flash without having to share pocket wizards. Have fun peeking! ~Alli

This is Megan at work, and the shots she got of this seriously handsome little guy:
This is a shot of Cindy and I shooting Cindy's daughter Melody, and the shots we got from this setup. Melody works for Elite Modeling Agency and is an experienced, very busy, super hard working model. We are incredibly lucky to have been able to get her for this shoot:
Below is a shot of Julie and I shooting Cindy, purty thing she is:

Cindy shooting the dancer. You can see more of those shots on Cindy's and Laura's blogs:
Candy took this shot of Julie, Cindy, Megan, and Laura shooting Melody on the plantation stairs:
ANd just a few more.....

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