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Old 20th October 2010
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Outdoor strobe portrait

Hi All

Had the pleasure of being asked to work with Kerry this evening, so with her boyfriend, we went out underneath a busy bridge, but where it was unusually quiet and peaceful. I am really enjoying portraiture lately, and this is a first stab at using strobes.

Kerry is very pleased with this shot, and I am hoping Alex is pleased with his shot too!

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Once you can produce images this good, portraiture becomes great fun (and quite addictive )

I really enjoy working with people and have always felt that I get my best pictures from sessions where I've had the best conversations and the most laughs.

Well done - I trust you are pleased with them (you should be)

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Re: Outdoor strobe portrait

John, these are simply great! What was your strobe set-up?
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Re: Outdoor strobe portrait

Thanks John and Graham. I am really enjoying portraiture at the moment, and I seem to be getting a lot of exposure too. Had a discussion with Kerry last night and she says she has dozens of her friends who want me to do similar shoots with them.

Might be a lot more portraiture over the coming weeks then, eh!

@John, I had a mate with me who says he took some 'behind the scenes' shots - but I've not seen them yet. Hopefully he'll let me see them soon and I will then share.

I used for the main light (left) the FL50 with a 42" shoot through brolly, a spare speedlight hidden behind the makeshift fridge on low power, and another speedlight to my right also on lower power. All flash units on manual and shots were taken at settings of between f7 and f12, ISO200 and shutter between 125th to 200th - all in Manual on the E3.

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Re: Outdoor strobe portrait

Here's another one from the shoot...

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Re: Outdoor strobe portrait

Very nice, I see you are getting good at this and enjoying it,well done John.
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Re: Outdoor strobe portrait

These shots are pretty cool, nice work

Looking forward to seeing more
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Re: Outdoor strobe portrait

Nice shooting!

I want to find the time to do work like this...

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Three good shots
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Re: Outdoor strobe portrait

Excellent shots John, you really have found your spot in photography I think
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