Portraits – BK in the studio

Sometimes its good to do something different.

Wild Child

Red Dress


I don’t generally like to take studio type pictures and portraits. Partly because its such a hassle and a pain to set the lights, arrange stuff, wait for the make up and so on. Having said that though, I love the idea of being able to switch from my normal ‘real’ portraits to something completely glamorous. BK is someone that I know and she had asked me to help with her portfolio.

The shots were done indoor and my lighting setup was simple. Flat lighting form 2 Canon speedlites (580 and 580 II) mounted on a stand with umbrella. The speedlites were controlled by the ST-E2. Speedlites were put on manual exposure at 1/4 power output each (after metering with lightmeter).

Make up was done by Awin…..

EF 70-200MM F/2.8 L
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
Speedlite 580 EX
Speedlite 580 II EX
Speedlite ST-E2

f/8 at 1/125 ISO 400 Manual Exposure Flash fired



There’s an interesting story about this image. I had taken some pictures in RAW and was going to process it on the MAC so I took out the CF card from the camera and I thought I had put it in my pocket. But I’ve now been looking for 3 days and I can’t seem to find the CF card. Luckily I had made sure that each image I took was also saved in low jpeg format in the SD card.

This one is processed and converted into black and white from the JPEG low resolution. I’m sure I will find the CF card somewhere and when I do I’ll reprocess the RAW version of this image. I am sure the image will be better.

This was taken with the flash bounced on a wall directly behind me.

Canon EOS 1d Mark III
EF 24-70mm f/2.8 L
f/2.8 1/40 ISO 800 Manual Exposure Flash fired and bounced