2013. április 7., vasárnap

29/52 Phoebe & Part 1 of my Lisbon Adventure

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything in my 52 weeks project, but I have two more images waiting on my computer to be edited and uploaded, so that’s coming soon…

For the Easter break my family and I were invited to visit our friends in Lisbon and Penny asked if I could accidentally fit some photo equipment into my suitcase so I could photograph her daughter Phoebe, who I’ve also known for nearly 15 years and I haven’t seen her in ages. So this was a huge reunion and a non-photo oriented trip. But I still took some photos… some 10 gigabytes of them.

I’ll be honest, I’ve spent most of the 6 days there eating, the second most popular activity was talking and photography only got third place… I’ll share some more pictures of the city in my next post, I shot a great panorama too, but I haven’t sorted all of those images yet, so now you’ll only get this simple headshot and the whole blog and story comes later… sorry, but I’m literally buried in all the stuff I have to do!

Phoebe was a bit reluctant to model for me, but after showing the 10 kilos of equipment I brought with me to Lisbon just to shoot her, she decided to do it, but constantly sent looks at me which said: 'Marci, I'll kill you for doing this'. But in the end we had some great fun, made some lovley pictures and also a few hillarious ones that I'm not allowed to post, or at least not yet... but I don't think I ever lied on the ground uncontrollably laughing for five minutes during a photoshoot. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't laughing at my model, I was laughing with her. It definately helped to lift the atmosphere...

So this is actually a very simple setup, due to the fact that I had to fit everything into my suitcase, so I just used a shoot through umbrella camera left, a hair light camera right and added another light to blow out the background.

The interesting thing is, that I just used a white wall as a background in the garage and it was fine. The hair light was on a really ghetto lightstand, I attached my gorillapod to an unused fan I found in the garage… really professional.

Settings for the shot:
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: F7.1
ISO: 100
Focal length: 50mm
Camera: Canon 40D + EF 50mm F1.8

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