A Family Photo Day
A Family Photo Day
A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to photograph the wonderful Martinez family. The session consisted of two different locations. The first location was indoors were I tried create a fashion look but also make it relaxed and fun at the same time. The second location was outdoors on my small ranch where I mostly just documented the children having fun.
The first location's setup consisted of a White vinyl background, three strobes (two Alien Bees 400s) and one White lightning. All three were fitted with softboxes as modifiers. The White Lightning was on a boom located above the children in the middle of the frame and angled down at a 45 degree angle. The two b400s were located in the rear angled around a 25 degree towards the children away from the background. They were wearing white clothing so I did not want a background pure white. My camera gear for this location was my Sony Alpha A99 and Tamron 70-200 2.8. I was shooting mostly at f5.6, ISO 50 at 1/200 sec.
I always love shooting children because it's hard to get them pose and that is what makes shooting them interesting. To get the shots below I just joked around with them and waited for the magic to happen. Eventually they started acting like the stars of the show and gave me many great poses:)
The second location was outdoors on my small ranch where I have a horse barn, Hay, horses and other fun things for kids to have fun getting into. I used my Sony Alpha A99, Samyang 85mm 1.4, Tamron 70-200mm 2.8, 43 inch reflector and Sony HVL 43 flash for the following photos. In some of the photos I bounced the flash into the silver side of the 43 inch reflector to help create a larger light source.
Keywords: Fashion, Sony, fall, family, farm, gorgeous, headshot, light, light, natural, photography, photoshoot, portrait, pose
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