Saturday, January 12, 2013

2012 Portraits #3

Photo above was taken last spring in front of Old Red on the UTMB campus. I use this location a lot for group photos, and many times there are 15-30 people so the steps in front are about the only option for getting that many people into the shot. Another common thing is that to accommodate everyone's schedule, the shot has to take place at noon or some other time when the sun is high and light is really awful in this spot. Just so happened on this shoot, the best time for everyone was 7:30 a.m. So having some nice soft light to work with I moved the group of plastic surgeons about 40-50 feet away of the building and used the facade as more of a backdrop; also added a little fill flash from two SB800s in front (about 1/16 power each). Finals were 26mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec; flashes triggered with the pop-up.


  1. I think you did a great job controlling the background light and exposure on them. Shooting all white coats certainly has its challenges. You handled it perfectly. I think it's one of your better staged work shots.

  2. I like this portrait. They should be very happy with the results. Good job!