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Herrick Lake session.
Nikon D5100, settings: f3.5, 1-250, 220mm. ProMaster Softbox (24"), SB-600 at 1-4 power.

Herrick Lake session.
Nikon D5100, settings: f3.5, 1-250, 220mm. ProMaster Softbox (24"), SB-600 at 1-4 power.
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Etna March 14, 2015
Beautiful shot
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Bruz March 24, 2015
Gorgeous pose and model. Well done.
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ovosphotography May 08, 2016
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo at Herrick Lake. Alicia and her husband wanted to do an outside session, and Alicia reclined on a park bench. I took this as she was "getting settled".
Time
With the late afternoon sun adding gold tones and a subtle bit of rim lighting, and with the trees on the other side of the pond, we got a nice dark green patterned background and an overall pleasing image.
Lighting
I flubbed the sync speed, which resulted in a dark band along the bottom of the image. Interestingly, the with the sun angle at early evening, the underexposure actually added a nice fade-out to the image. We shot at late afternoon or early evening so that we could use the sun as a rim light. THe main light was a Nikon SB-600 in a ProMaster 24" soft box, top right.
Equipment
For this shot: Nikon D-5100, 55-300mm zoom, ProMaster soft box, Nikon SB-600 flash. Hand held at 1/250 (sync speed is 1/200 for this camera).
Inspiration
Alicia and her husband Eric are absolutely wonderful people to work with. We hadn't shot in a while, so we needed to. The weather was perfect, warm and relatively still. We loved the spot along Herrick Lake and it all just worked out great.
Editing
Post processing was minimal, just reducing the black band from the incorrect sync speed.
In my camera bag
My camera bag has the cameras, one flash, lenses, clamps with flexible mounts, and a couple of grids and gels. I also might take either the ProMaster 14" softbox or the Westcott 26" Octa and a 32" reflector. Plus a couple of light stands. I rarely use a tripod as I like to move around
Feedback
Explore the area around you, keep the backgrounds simple and subtle. Same for the shooting - simple and subtle seems to work out pretty good. Primarily though, having a great person or person to collaborate with makes all the difference in the world.

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