We went out and shot some bridals at the Dallas Arboretum this last Saturday. Due to forces outside of our control (hairdresser we were out there shooting in the middle of the afternoon. Overall it was a nice day, it just got hot.
We had a good shoot. First major one with our new camera (Nikon D300). Had the settings that I found off of KenRockwell.com for portraits. Shot the whole day with our Nikon 50mm f/1.4 and a 42″ 5-n-1 reflector. Which sometimes proved to be a little hard because we’d have to back up so far with the 50mm (effectively 75mm) when we shot full length. Tried to stay in the shade for the most part for our comfort, as well as to avoid the harsh shadows of direct afternoon sunlight. The reflector proved to be a priceless commodity at the shoot. It did everything from reflect light into the dark shadows from the sun to help clear off the ground from fallen and wilted flowers from the crate myrtle blooms.
Seeing as we haven’t shot the wedding yet, we’ll add some shots from this shoot a little later. Their wedding is coming up in a week and a half and we are looking forward to having a good time there too.