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Two more portraits from this past fall, this time in New York City. Similar to my last post, the directive here was for environmental portraits, leaving plenty of space for copy or reframing, and in this case matching the style of portraits created previously for the same client.

Sarah Irene, United Nations Interpreter. Photographed at the UN in New York City. September, 2015. Click images to enlarge.
Sarah Irene, United Nations Interpreter. Photographed at the UN in New York City. September, 2015. Click images to enlarge.

Jorge Silva, Director of Hispanic Media, Hillary for America campaign. Photographed in Tudor City in New York City. September, 2015.
Jorge Silva, Director of Hispanic Media, Hillary for America campaign. Photographed in Tudor City in New York City. September, 2015.
I used the Canon 5DSR for both sessions with two Canon 600EX-RT Speedlites acting as one inside the same Chimera small softbox (24″ x 32″). The speedlites ensured that I would have high speed sync and since I was operating without a permit a *VALS was used.

Sarah was ISO 100, 1/400, and f/2.8 on a Canon 50mm f/1.2L lens. Jorge was ISO 100, 1/500, and f/2.8 on a Canon 24-70 f/2.8L II lens set to 30mm.

*Voice Activated Light Stand aka an assistant holding the light. Often times the difference between needing a permit and not needing one is setting a light stand or a tripod on the ground. Since Sarah’s portrait was at the UN (just outside the gates) and security was high due to the Pope’s visit, I thought it best to play it safe.

2 Comments

  1. Mike Casserly

    Beautiful shots, Jon! Looking forward to more like these. Also will want to hear more about your experiences with the new camera.

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