Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Natalie, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Taken with a Nikon D80.

* Exposure: 0.005 sec (1/200) [+]
* Aperture: f/4 [+]
* Focal Length: 85 mm [+]
* ISO Speed: 250 [+]

Strobist info: Ambient exposed for dark. SB-900 into 60" reflected white umbrella with backing on at camera right and above. SB-800 in 43" shoot through 90 degrees to her with white posterboard acting as a gobo for the camera. SB-600 at 10' above and behind with wide angle diffuser. White 2'x3' posterboard at waist level for reflected fill to lift shadows under chin.

Sabbath afternoon I wanted to photograph the family. So after a nice meal, we cleared out the livingroom. The 60" umbrella is so big that it is nice to setup in the living room with the high ceilings. This was the final one chosen for Natalie. I photographed some with her glasses on, but while I was able to keep the main lights from causing a reflection, the posterboard underneath kept on coming in. I really wanted it, so I had her take her glasses off. This was the best of maybe 20. I love her very gentle smile. I specifically aimed for no teeth in her smile.

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