Fashion editorial shoot with HSS (high speed sync) using a variable ND filter and a single speed light

Strobist set up...single speed light in a flash disc on a stand using HSS (high speed sync) and a variable ND filter 

Shot by Kaunis Hetki, Fashion photographer serving Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach, Vero, Orlando, Miami, Boca, Naples

Neewer 24"x24 collapsible softbox test

For years I've used a 22" beauty dish for most of my fashion work and while I love the light, it's a little heavy, somewhat cumbersome etc. So I picked up this Neewer 24"x24" collapsible softbox. I love it...super easy to set up and love the light. Here are some samples from a test shoot

 

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affordable and basic portrait lighting

Earlier in my career as a photographer I remember trying to find out what kind of lighting and modifiers the pros were using for their studio shots. Of course I would see moonlights, huge brolly umbrellas, soft boxes etc. So...it took awhile but of course, as soon as I had enough money I ran out and bought myself some of the same gear. So there I was with my monolights, my beauty dish,  softbox and my backdrop and ready for the wow factor that just never came. What did, was a greatly increased set up time, an assistant to help set everything up and an SUV to haul it all around. Well, not quite but almost. What happened in the course of my journey was that I guess I got pretty good with a little cheap speed light. So when finally invested in a 'better' brush, it didn't really matter because I knew what to do and how to do it with the small cheap one I had been using all along. There is something to be said about this cheap and easy set up of a speed light and simple light modifier....it's light, quick to set up and cheap (when it falls over on the concrete or in the water...as lighting tends to do...it's $80 to pick up another not $1500). For me, one of the best parts is that I don't have to go in a studio to shoot the headshots....I can do it on location while shooting the rest of the portfolio. All I need is a white wall in the shade. Might have to add 2 more to my Santa wish list as stocking stuffers. Below are 2 examples and a BTS shot using a Yongnuo 560 III and an Fstoppers FlashDisc. 

fstoppers-flashdisc-portrait

editorial session with a triumph bonneville t100 (fashion/editorial/commercial photography serving stuart, palm city, jupiter, vero and palm beach)

Just bought a new Triumph Bonneville T100 and of course couldn't wait to include it in a shoot. So day one I happened to have a session scheduled with Samantha and decided to ride the bike to the shoot. As usual, nothing very complicated here....I just pulled over on the side of the road where the sun was coming through the woods and this is what we came up with......

South Florida Photography serving Stuart, Palm City, Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Palm Beach and Vero (editorial, fashion, senior, maternity, engagement photography)

Natural light portrait photography | Jupiter, Palm Beach, Wellington, Stuart, Palm City Photography

Natural light portraits...no speed lights, moonlights or even a reflector. Just a pretty girl in a head wreath in a field with the sun behind her. Shot with a Canon 6D and a Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L 

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Real Estate Photography | Choosing the Right Real Estate Photographer (Palm City, Stuart, Jupiter Island, Sewalls Point)

Choosing the right real estate photographer 

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