After the initial phot session with my better half, LJ. I decided it was time to give it another go with some new equipment I’d purchased recently.
- Nikon SB900 flash gun
- Sigma 70-200 f2.8 lens
- Shoot through umbrella
- Additional wireless trigger and receiver set.
As before, the images were shot in the living room using the equipment outlined above as well as a Nikon SB600 through the shoot through umbrella and a Nikon D300 camera.
The simple setup was the soft-box set high camera left with the SB900 and the SB600 set on camera right as a highlight/hair light and then used a large gold reflector to bounce some light back under the chin.
Most of the initial shots were a case of trial and error until I found a lighting ratio that produced good results as well as a good shooting angle and poses.
The best images were taken from a high vantage point, with me stood on drum stool shooting down.