Posting #22 The New Studio Location......
This is s shot of Kaitlyn Rose Hawkins. She found me on Model Mayhem. I usually try and set up shoots with models on MM and they almost always back out for one reason or another. But Kaitlyn who lives about one hour away did show up and we had a nice shoot in my new condo studio setup. We shot with my Alien Bee strobes with beauty dish and strip light with grid. Then we went outside as it was a beautiful day in Rancho Cucamonga. There is a gazebo and some roses growing in a garden right near my door! The best roses were smaller yellow ones along this black rail fencing.
Then we shot back inside with the pink diner seat but other than the one shot at the start of this blog we are holding onto the shots for possible magazine publication. I shot outside with a new Godox TT685s speed-light that shoots high-speed-sync (HSS). This allowed me to shoot wide open aperture on my Sony A7R2 with the Sony Zeiss 55 1.8 and 35 2.8. That was how I was getting the nice blurry backgrounds (bokeh). I have on order Two Flashpoint Evolve 200 model strobes that are a little larger than a regular flash but have 3 times the power! (They will be here on Friday March31st!) I already have two brackets and will configure some of my soft-boxes to a Bowens S type so I can diffuse the new Evolve strobes.
I also just got a foldable 24" beauty dish soft-box with this S type mount! (Shown here with a similar size regular speed-light in the bracket) The second shot has the white diffuser over the front, you can see it attached on the sides. A snug fit, no velcro. I'm curious if there is a grid I can buy for this also, probably. It's an Impact brand diffuser.
They also can shoot HSS so I can soon shoot indoors and out with the wide open apertures! And I can shoot up to 1/8000th of a second with these flashes so watch out for some water splashing, flying flour, popping balloons etc....!
Also on order that should ship out tomorrow from B and H Photo: Sony 85mm 1.8 lens. Eager to try that puppy out!
Tomorrow Sienna Schmolesky will be here all day helping me move a ton of stuff out of what will become the costume room! I'll try and remember to get some shots of the progress.
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