A month ago I went to see Xenia and we did a small shoot in a park nearby her place. It’s nice to have a combination of light and varying trees nearby with which to play around.
Also, an 85mm lens makes distant lights so nice and soft.
Here is a picture from the shoot with Xenia the other day. We were actually at the same time walking her dog, which was pretty funny, and at times a bit cumbersome because, well, a dog needs attention. 🙂
Most of the pictures didn’t include Printie, as is the dog’s name, but this one did, and in fact I like the combination here. It’s something different from the usual pictures, so why not? Besides, yesterday was World Animal Day so it would have been appropriate, if only I had posted this one day earlier. 😉
This one is from a few days ago with Xenia. It was taken as the sun was setting, right next to a bicycle lane, so we had to make a bit of room every couple of shots. 🙂
Next to that, we were walking her dog at the same time, so it was a bit of messing around, trying to get some nice shots while juggling with all the other plates at the same time. But it was fun doing so! And a wonderfully almost non-Dutch warm evening.
Xenia dropped by the studio two days ago; normally she’s more into more natural shoots with natural lighting, home backdrops etc, but this time we used the studio.
I used one of my favorite light modifiers, which is a gobo spot, without any silhouette in the spot, so it’s just a round spot. The lens was a Sigma 85/1.4, camera a Canon 6D. For the technically interested, ISO 100, f/2.0 at 1/1600s. The flashes normally don’t do HSS (high-speed sync) but I’m using Yongnuo YN-622C remote triggers. The flash itself is an old Linkstar LF-250 at low power.
This photo of Xenia was made inside her kitchen. The lens was a Sigma 85/1.4 one, which gives nice bokeh. The kitchen was not terribly large, so I had to stand back as far as possible, but I like the 85mm a bit better than the 50mm (Canon 50/1.4).
I used only natural lighting. In a mostly white house this gives very nice soft lighting. The weather wasn’t too sunny, mostly clouds at the time of this shot really. In the Netherlands at this time of year the weather changes quickly all the time.