| Friday, April 17th, 2009 |

Lately, I have been wanting to experiment more with off-camera lighting.  I follow Zack Arias, the Strobist, Ed Pingol and have several photographer friends that are great with lighting and just wanted to try out some ideas I had in mind.  I also wanted to try out some Pocket Wizards. Yes, I am probably the only photographer who wants to do off camera lighting that doesn’t have the PWs, LOL.  Well, I finally rented some PWs and am thoroughly happy with its performance and I can see why so many photographers swear by them.

Here are some pictures of the shoot with aspiring model Steven.  Steven contacted me regarding getting some portfolio pictures and was a great sport for waking up so early to get ready and do the shoot at seven in the morning.  Steven was laid back, probably because he was still tired and wondering why he agreed to wake up so early and was very patient as the wind kept on blowing over my strobe. My intention was for a beautiful sunrise and a sunny partly cloudy day, but I ended up with a windy cloudy overcast.  We made the most of it and I was actually happy with how the pictures came out.  I thank you Steven for having such a great attitude that early in the day and for catching my light stand every time the wind blew over.  Note to self – invest in sandbags.

Well enjoy and take care everyone.

9 Responses to “steven k.”

  1. These images are amazing. Gorgeous lighting. :)

  2. These are great, Thao – awesome job!

  3. Thanks Racheal and Eric. Had lots of fun from this shoot, but still so much more to learn about lighting.

  4. SHARP!!

  5. Great job! The red wall is amazing and I think you did a fab job on your lighting!

  6. Wow, that first shot with the red wall is so striking! Great job Thao! I also love the casual laid back feel of the one reading the paper :)

  7. I love these!

  8. That red wall shot is INCREDIBLE!!!

  9. Really cool work. Off camera flash is definitely the way to go.

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