On the day of the session, I didn't think I would be able to use their sun room because the weather was coming in fast--the session was scheduled for October 30th. If we had total cloud cover there would not be enough light to use the sun room at anything but a very high ISO and even then the light would be very flat and directionless.
What I needed was clear blue sky--without the sun--to give me the quantity of light to use my minimum f6.3 f-stop at 400 ISO and a reasonable shutter speed. And at the end of the session that's exactly what I got!
|f6.3 @ 1/80 sec., ISO 400|
What saved me was my distance from my subjects. They look really good because they're very central in the frame. You can see, however, that the window frame on the right is starting to bend as it goes out of frame.
Even though it was overcast outside earlier we had a deadline to do some editorial images for the cover of River's View Living magazine featuring this family's home.
|f7.1 @ 1/200 sec. 400 ISO, lens @ 105mm|
The weather gave us this nice, broad, soft, light in their front yard--not my favorite lighting, but OK for it's purpose.
|boy: f4.5 @ 1/400 sec., 400 ISO, Lens @ 200mm and girl:|
f4.5 @ 1/500 sec., 400 ISO, lens @ 200mm
The sky started clearing enough to give us some direction in the light for the portraits of the kids. Now we're back to proper focal lengths for portraits now that I have my 70-200mm f2.8 lens on my camera!
|f6.3 @ 1/160 sec., ISO 400, lens @ 95mm|
'Til next week….
Author: Jerry W. Venz, Master Photographer Certified
Training site: http://www.LightAtTheEdge.com
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