Twins in High Key

Posted by Yonatan (New York, United States) on 4 December 2011 in People & Portrait.

It has been quite a while since I've posted to Aminus and those of you who have been following me over the years have gotten used to my intermittent drought's of posting. My apologies, but sometimes I need to take a break from photography and recharge those batteries in order to keep it interesting.

Some friends asked me to do a portrait session of their beautiful twin babies. I have been wanting to work on my portrait photography techniques and this was a great opportunity. For the shoot, I used a large Impact background. I wanted to achieve high key style photography for this shoot, but my current equipment list wasn't totally in sync. To get this effect I positioned a monolight close to the background and camera right (it was set to slave trigger). I put a Lumiquest 80/20 on my hotshoe flash to illuminate the rest. Ideally I would have had a 2nd monolight on the left). The lighting worked well in most of the shots. Sometimes I had fix some light fall-off on the left in Photoshop, but it worked for the most part.

That day I learned that photographing two babies is extremely difficult and exhausting. Getting them to both look at the camera....impossible! I had a blast and Mom & Dad were very happy with the results. Stay tuned for a few more shots from this shoot.

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