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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.....


Julie M said...

I love this!!! Thanks for putting this together Alli! You're awesome! :)

Cindy Harter said...

Alli this is awesome !! Makes me MISS YOU ALL MORE.. being on the phone and on line is awesome but theopportunity to be in the same room is even better :)

Denise Snyder said...

It stinks to see all that I missed... but I do love seeing you all in action!!! Great job with the post Alli!

Hayley said...

Awesome job with the post Alli, I too love seeing you all in action. Still of course bummin that I missed all this fun stuff.

Laura Lynne Photography said...

thanks for putting this all together Alli! Loved seeing these shots and the whole picture! :)

Ali said...

Superb! Wish I could have been there!

Picture Perfect said...

I was there too. Just didn't make the photos. (camera shy)

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