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Senior Portraits

It's hard to believe that our middle child will be a senior in high school this year! Grace wanted to try some senior pictures with one of 'her' dogs, Tyson, a Rhodesian Ridgeback. Thanks to Diane for loaning him to us for the afternoon. We did this Wednesday in a local wheat field (thanks Tom and Doris!), on a nice low humidity day. One issue we had was too much wind! There was no way that I was going to set up umbrellas on lighting stands. And it wouldn't have mattered, because I had checked batteries on all my flash gear EXCEPT my sync transmitter (which takes a watch battery), and that was dead (and no spare). So no flash gear at all! I did have a reflector and a voice-activated reflector stand (my wife).

This was interesting for me. I find it's tough enough to concentrate on dealing with the model, the posing, and the lighting. I've never thrown a dog into the mix. Especially a big one who doesn't really care for sitting on wheat (yes, I'm sure it's scratchy)! It made for a challenging afternoon, but we did pretty well for just having one reflector out there... And the nice thing is that the model's not too picky and we can always go out again.

These are all 'first drafts' with no cropping or work done outside of the raw processing. 85 mm f1.4 lens for those who are wondering, most shot between f 3.2 and 5.6.


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