This past weekend has been one of the best this year having spent time with so many great friends and friends that are so much more than that!
On the Sunday I headed over to Swindon to spend time with my Buddy Dave Clayton and his family to celebrate his Birthday; such a wonderful day!
Of course seeing as it was a family gathering it would have been remiss of me not to take a few portraits, so before everyone headed home I grabbed a few using, of course, with my Anytime Anywhere kit (Phottix Mitros+ Flash, Canon 760D and the Rogue Flashbender 2 Softbox).
Despite being indoors, with Dave holding the light in really close it was no problem achieving the black background using my Invisible Black Background technique.
The portrait below is of Dave’s brother Alan, who is also the Lead Singer and Songwriter for the band, The Dirty Strangers:
And this second portrait is of Dave’s nephew (Alan’s son) Paul; himself an incredibly talented Fashion Retoucher working for International brands:
I’m really loving the convenience and freedom that my Anytime Anywhere kit is giving me; giving me the opportunities to take portraits at times when ordinarily I may not have.
If you’ve been following this blog for a while you’ll know that the kit has been added to and had bits taken away over the coming weeks, so to keep that tradition going I’m now going to be trying out the Expoimaging Rogue Flashbender2 XL Pro; obviously bigger than the one I’m currently using but still very portable so I’ll keep you posted how it goes.
Right must dash as Ive an article to write for Digital Camera Magazine so I’ll catch you next time.
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