"Happy, Happy, Happy"
©David A. Ziser
I love this image of these four siblings. It was captured at a recent Bar Mitzvah celebration of the handsome young man in the middle of the group. I also photographed the Bat Mitzvahs of his three sisters too. It’s nice to have such great clients.
I make these images in the undercroft of the synagogue on Thursday before the big Saturday event. It is the most simple of all my portrait setups – one large shoot thru umbrella camera left set up with my Quantum at about 1/4 power. Sometimes I use a reflector to camera right and sometimes I just bounce my on-camera flash off the ceiling for “fill”. Anyway, with a little help from Lightroom, it always gives a beautiful result.
I’m shooting in front of a 7 foot portable painted canvas background so space is a bit limited. The idea is to get the best expressions of the kids. Asking for big hugs usually does the trick.
Camera specs: Canon 7D fitted with 18-200mm IS lens at 70mm, F6.3 @ 1/250 second, ISO 400. Enjoy! -David