Last week we had a ward party, and I was volunteered to do photos for the couples that came. This was literally the first time that I have been asked to take pictures for someone. I have to admit I was very
nervous freaked out. I had no idea what it was going to be like, or how I would do. I was told to show up 30 minutes early and they would have a backdrop in place and I would be taking pictures there. I got there and they had set up this back drop up that fit with the theme of “Valentine Fiesta.” Things were a little cramped so we moved a few things. It was still close so I choose to use my 35mm for the pictures at the backdrop. I know it is not the best focal length for portraits, but I am pretty happy with the results here are some of my favorites.
So then these two yahoos jumped in.
Photo nerd Alert
Is this super rock star lighting, no. But, then again, that is not what I was asked to do. So a 60inch umbrella to the subject’s right and about 7 feet up and a 24inch softbox to the left at shoulder level for fill and to hit the background a little. Both with hotshoe flashes set manually and fired with cheapee radio poppers. Camera was in manual as well; set at f/4 and 1/160 of a second.
My favorite picture of the night. She said I wouldn’t be able to get a picture of her so I had to get all photo ninja. To get this shot I was hiding in a dark room shooting through and open door into the kitchen.