Maternity shot of my wife

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  1. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Maternity shot my my wife. We've been meaning to get some shots done but just hadn't gotten around to it yet. Then I was testing and packing my gear on Friday night, for a gig on Saturday, and we did an impromptu shoot and this is what I came up with.

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hellooooo.....is anyone here?
     
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    Great Shot...Do you know what you guys are having
     
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    Good shot! did you take any with her face? And Congrats by the way!
     
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    Great lighting!
     
  6. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A baby...I hope. ;) (no, we don't know the gender)

    Not for this session

    Thanks :D
     
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    LOL...My wife is Due Dec 11th and we dont know either. Congrats to ya and blessing to you and yours
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well congrats to you as well. :)
     
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    I really like the tones, I also like the soft terri towel you used for the surround..
    Congratulations :)
     
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    I really like this too :) How did you do your lighting setup?
     
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    Looks like one light, nicely done and congratulations. :)
     
  12. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    That's right. One light to camera right and slightly behind the subject.
    The light was a 430EX on a light stand with a shoot through umbrella, triggered with a cactus radio trigger. I could have made it a bit softer by setting the flash head's zoom wider, but it was giving me too much spill, so i narrowed the beam. This is where a softbox is better than an umbrella but I had this gear out and not my studio lights with softbox.

    Thanks :)
     

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