21st Birthday Portrait Shoot

Written by: Glyn Dewis

Published: July 27, 2009

Category: General

This past weekend has been a ‘photography fest’ with photo shoots on both Saturday & Sunday. Saturday’s shoot was with Katy Russo who’s brother Angelo had paid for her to have a portrait shoot as part of her 21st Birthday Present. I met Katy & her boyfriend, Tom in Costa Coffee Beaconsfield at around 3.30pm where we had a coffee and a chat before heading off to some pre-planned locations that I’d scouted out earlier.

We initially spent some time in New Beaconsfield, shooting in a stairwell so as to keep out of the bright sunlight and took natural light shots and also made use of a California Sunbounce Reflector (Zebra/White) which I’m now hooked on.

I’m guessing that after just short of an hour of shooting in the stairwell, we then made our way off to Winchmore Hill to a corn field, so as to get some images incorporating the beautiful blue sky and clouds. This called for my Alien Bees Lighting rig as the sun was still quite bright so using it I was able to balance out the environment and control the light falling on Katy (& Tom) separately.

We finished off spending some time under a motorway bridge to get some ‘urban’ style shots and made use of both natural light and a single Nikon SB800 Speedlight fired into a Lastolite Ezybox for a few shots.

BIG ‘thanks’ to both Katy & Tom for being such good sports and great fun to work with; it really was a pleasure.

More later ;o)

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1 Comment

  1. Katy Russo

    The photos are amazing.
    I am so pleased with the way they have turned out. Some great locations…
    Thanks again for a great day and some beautiful photos 🙂


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