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.
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.
*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.