Where the Wild Roses Grow
This image presented number problems it was mid-morning sun has become quite a strong. Normally I would use the Sunny 16 rule, turn the flash to full power and a get beautiful blue sky. This gives the look of a studio outdoors. Well this not what Sarah wanted. She was aiming to get the look of golden sun which you would normally get the very early morning or late afternoon. We were not getting at this time that at this time day, especially given the angle and complete lack of cloud cover. To get the golden look that she wanted I changed the white balance to very warm 7600K. This gave the grass a beautiful golden wheat field look. By placing her in the shadow of the light I was able to drop the light power and take the aperture to f5.6 to give me a shallow depth of field. This also saved a significant amount of battery power, which gave me quicker recycle times.
As a result we got a pale sky which is almost completely blown out. The grass in front and behind her is also in the full sunlight and is very close to being over exposed as well. Due toher being in the shade and the compression of the 200mm lens the entire exposure of Sarah is from the light modifer. If you look in the setup shot above you can see that she is in the shade of the light modifer.
The model for this shoot was Sarah Stewart , a wonderful Central Coast model whom I have worked with quite a number of times. She is always a lot of fun to work with and very easy going. I could reccommned her highly enough. The shoot itself was styled and planned by Sarah and will also feature in my soon to be released behind the scens book.
BTS to come soon 🙂