Monday, January 2, 2012

Winter at the Beach #2

Another photo from our shoot at the beach last week -- this one of Lauren near the water's edge. Seems like on any given shoot we end up at sunset trying to balance the ambient fading sun with flash on the subject -- sometimes successful, sometimes not. Since we had a mix of Nikon and Canon shooters that day, most of us went with on-camera flash and high speed sync -- trying to drive the ambient exposure down and fill flashing. In this shot, the sun was still above the horizon, so I placed Lauren right in between myself and the sun, so I got some nice gold rim light on her hair and shoulder while at the same time preventing flare. A nice technique that I'm sure I'll use again some day. Nikon SB900 in high speed sync, 85mm, 1/800 sec at f/6.3.


  1. Outstanding job of balancing the ambient light with the flash. The water on the left adds depth to the image and helps you move through the photo. Good job.

  2. I think this is my favorite of all the photos. Great job Steve.