Town Crier promo shoot

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by dsiglin, May 19, 2014.

  1. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    First professional gig with the A6000. The low light performance of the EVF is a fantastic boon to doing near dark strobe portraits. I can see much more clearly, more clearly than even an optical viewfinder. It's like having night vision, almost. These photos were taken with either the Canon FD 50mm 1.4 or the Minolta MD mount Sigma 28mm 2.8. Enjoy!




    (6 second exposure)


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  2. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    The pic with the amp and the guitar is great!
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Totally agree but all the others are very good too - nicely done ;)
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Well done
  5. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks guys, it's nice to have a viewfinder on my camera now, was using a 5n before which served me well but sometimes you just want a viewfinder. :)
  6. Poki

    Poki TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Aug 30, 2011
    Yep, these are great! Love your processing too. How many flashes did you use?

    The only thing I - personally - would change is to get rid of the umbrella in the second picture. Hiding the flash without modifiers behind his head yields a similar lighting result without the distracting umbrella.
  7. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Thanks! Just two fairly cheap Yongnuo 560II with two softboxes for the inside shots. The last two are outside with just one softbox high left to fill in his face and maybe a reflector bottom left. If I can get more paying gigs I want to get a Paul C Buff 64" Silver parabolic umbrella due to it being much more efficient at reflecting light and it makes some very nice spectral highlights.
  8. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Love the last shot
  9. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    Yeah, that's the one that does it for me too!
  10. chrid

    chrid Super Noob

    May 5, 2014
    wow these are great
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  11. dsiglin

    dsiglin TalkEmount Veteran

    Apr 23, 2013
    Greenville, SC
    Thank you all for the encouragement, here are two final images from the shoot. One is a simple head shot.

    One is more of the "action" shot.
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