The idea for this portfolio shoot was to use the sunset as the main light. The shoot itself was put together in a hurry. I scouted a location, organised a hair stylist/MUA, assistant and someone to shoot BTS video in a couple of days. The only problem was finding a model at short notice! Luckily, Kate (our hair stylist) brought along her friend Jess who was happy to help out as our model for the evening.
I packed a selection of lenses to cover most bases (see kit list). In hindsight I could of just packed the 24-105 and the 70-200 as I didn't need to shoot wider than F2.8. Lighting was a mixture of ambient light and strobe. Power for the strobes came from an Innovatronix Explorer XT battery pack. This battery pack constantly amazes me with the amount of flashes I can get from a single charge! I shot a mixture of styles using the sun as a key and a fill light. The sun sets incredibly quickly so the end of the shoot was a little chaotic but we came away with some good shots. :)
Big thanks to all the team who gave up their time to make this shoot happen.
Hair & Make up: Kate Eaton @ Andrew Price Salon Portsmouth (www.andrewpricesalon.co.uk)
Kit list -
Canon 5D mkIII
Canon 50mm F1.2L
Canon 85mm F1.2L
Canon 24 - 105mm F4L
Canon 70 - 200mm F2.8L IS
Elinchrom large beauty dish
Skyport radio triggers
Innovatronix Explorer XT battery pack