It was a cloudy late afternoon. We set off looking for a location and found this little “secret” garden almost in the center of the city. The owner was nice and let us in.
I lit the images with a single small flash hidden in a 28″ Apollo softbox. I totally love the quality of light I am getting from this modifier.
I used a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens at it’s widest setting. Even wide open this glass is tack sharp and I love sharpness. The depth of field is pretty shallow at this focal length on a full frame sensor (you have to get closer to the subject compared to a crop sensor camera and the DOF gets significantly thinner). It looks great on the skin.
We tried several poses and angles to have a variety of images. Julia is a singer and needed a photo for the web.
The moment I knew I got all the shots I wanted it started raining and we had to pack.
Julia Photo Shoot