Not so senior senior shoot.

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  1. JasonLambert

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    So I have my first senior shoot on Sunday and have been looking for nice places to shoot in. This was taken in a cemetery.

    I'm also trying to get the hang of my new 430EX II and bouncing it. I am loving it so far!

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    Nice shot! Cute kid, too.

    I noticed the sky is blown out. But, oddly enough, it works for me. We'll have to see what others think. You did a good job with the fill light. It's very natural looking.

    Kudos.
     
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    Awww. The cutest "senior" ever! :D :lovey:

    Isn't it nice of her to come along and check out locations with you - AND pose for you so you can test your new 430EXII?

    And, indeed, that bit of blown sky in the background doesn't matter at all. It all looks really natural!
     
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    Great balance of flash and daylight Jason. I have been impressed with how much effort you've been putting in to your shoots lately. It looks like you are really on a major upward trajectory with your off-camera lighting skills and your results, and your work overall is getting better and better-fast! Way to go man! Oh, and congratulations on selecting the correct camera orientation for THAT specific location: the tall arches in the background virtually demand a vertical camera orientation to make visual sense out of the scene.
     
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    Thank you all so much... I have been working hard and putting a lot of hours into learning all that I can. My camera bag is my security blanket and is never far from my side. The sky was blown out and I wasn't sure what to do with it. It was so overcast today and the sky was light gray and very bright.

    Here are a few more from today.

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    4. The small sliver of bright sky is killing me in this one... Forgot to remove it in pp. This shoot, btw, was the first time I didn't have to do anything with the exposure in pp. All that I did in these were minor crops and add a bit of vibrant to help the colors pop.
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    Awww, I'm sure no true senior can compete with THIS model of yours!!!
     
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    lol.... I couldn't believe how well she did for this.
     
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    I'd love to know what you use to bounce the flash off outdoors.
     
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    White board that my wife is holding.
     
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    Have you also looked at the shoot through umbrella and/or a soft box as well? Your pics are very well done and always enjoy them. I hope you do really well in your shots. I'm anxious to see them. Very cute kid btw! :thumbup:
     
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    Ya, I need to get a trigger and get the 430 off camera first. I use shoot through umbrellas with my hot lights. see setup here.
     
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    Lovely shot, whereabouts was the board being held?
     

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