"Coming At You"
©David A. Ziser
This is just one of the images I captured yesterday at my B&H Central Park shootout. It's just a simple portrait of this lovely young lady, Laurence. What makes it special is the lighting. Whenever you shoot under a gazebo like structure the light is usually flat and uninteresting. Unfortunately, most photographers are perfectly happy to shot away and be satisfied with an ordinary result.
How about we choose instead to make our lighting exciting and bring in some light from a direction that really flatters our subject? I choose to do this by shooting my Quantum strobe through my super large 84inch Westcott translucent umbrella. As you can see, the extra effort was worth it.
I balanced the strobe with the ambient light till I had the look and feel I wanted then asked my model to hit a comfortable pose and shot away. I think we captured a really nice, easy portrait on a Thursday afternoon in Central Park
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with Sigma 70-200mm IS lens at 200mm, F3.5 @ 1/400 second, ISO 200. Enjoy! -David