I take this as one of the more challenging aspects in portrait photography (at least for me). Admittedly I’m a stubborn photographer when it comes to portraiture, not that I don’t take it seriously because I really do put my heart and mind into it. I’m just one of those who refuses to use the big studio lights to light my subjects (nah, just being stubborn actually). I take these nasty little flashes and mount them on Pocketwizard radio triggers, and I’m set to go. And for environmental portraits, this setup can actually be heaven-sent!
Environmental portraiture takes into account a little more variable than the usual studio-posed portrait. The reason for some photographers to prefer a studio setup is because the photographer has total control of the light. But on jobs like these, it’s not all the time the photographer has total control over the light and the environment. And that’s what spices it up. Spices of life (/photography). Wanna spice ’em up your life (/photography)?
Anyway, here is one I took last year for a 2012 calendar project (oh yeah, I remember I have to make a blog about the calendars haha!). For the meantime, keep yourself warm, stay safe and Godspeed!
Photographer’s note: F/5.6, 1/200, ISO 320, Nikon D3, Nikkor AFS 24-70mm 2.8, Nikon SB-800, Nikon SB-700, Pocketwizard FlexTT5
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