After a few weeks of doing nothing more than look at my camera, I finally had a shoot this weekend, which made me both excited and nervous. The model wanted film noir, and I went in with too many ideas. She was fantastic, but I really struggled with the lights. It made me long for the new JrX Radiopoppers all the more. I would have killed for a way to pop both my Alien Bee and my SB-800, enough to overpower the sun during late afternoon.
Despite my frustrations with myself, I did manage to grab a few shots of which I'm quite fond. I've only just begun to process, so this is a sneak peek.
Taken with a Nikon D700, 50/1.4 at f/5.6, 1/160 sec, ISO 100, one SB-800 above the stairwell pointing straight down behind the model.
It was a long, tiring session, but it felt great to be shooting again.