Friday, August 14, 2009

Jessica, one year ago

Last year at this time Larry, Mike and I met Jessica at Helen's Garden in League City to take her Quinceanera portrait. Larry brought a couple of speedlights and umbrellas, and one of us brought a ladder. I was still trying to learn off camera flash and portraiture and Jessica needed a portrait to commemorate her coming of age ceremony in the Mexican American culture, which happens when a girl turns 15 so it was a good opportunity for all of us. She was a trooper in the August heat and let us shoot for over an hour all around the garden. Today she turns 16.
Nikon D200, 60mm lens at 2.8 and 1/320th, 2 speedlights shot through umbrellas in clamshell set up, ISO 200, shade whitebalance

1 comment:

  1. Great use of complementary colors that not only enhance the overall image, but also helps your Jessica separate nicely from the background. Nice even lighting on Jessica's face and dress. Nice portrait.