The bane of most photographers is that we seldom show up in our own family portraits-for obvious reasons. So, when my folks asked for a new family photo, I took the opportunity to “schedule” a session with my wife and kids. We trekked over to a local elementary school that has a favorite red wall and steps that I thought might make for an interesting background.
I setup the D2x on a tripod, and a SB-800 Speedlight in a 3′ octabox on a C-stand. Metered for the wall, and underexposed by ~ 1 stop. Set camera on self-timer mode–clicked and ran without tripping over the C-stand or killing myself on the steps. (Whose idea was it to wear a sweater in 80+ degree weather?)
Did a couple of Cat:
Turned the camera over to Cat for a few shots:
I have a couple other locations in mind, so hopefully next weekend will provide some additional opportunities.
Thanks for dropping by!