Nini in Black, Nacogdoches TX
We had a busy day yesterday with our anniversary gifts. Nini had her massage, hair and makeup done at a local salon, and then I got to take her photo. The sky was perfectly overcast for the first hour or so giving us great natural light, but when we took a lunch break it got too cloudy to shoot without adding some flash. It was 60 degrees, which was perfect for me, but Nini was chilled. You can see her goosebumps in larger sizes.
For this portrait Nini is lit with a single speedlite shot through a beauty dish with a grid on it. The grid helps to prevent the light from spilling too far in any direction, creating really cool light falloff that is fun to work with when you have a nice background. We shot it downtown Nacogdoches with a beauty dish on a stand, on several sidewalks and alleyways, and no one ever bothered us a bit. One of my goals was to do a wider shot like this that will look good printed in large sizes. It was a fun day!
Critiques are always welcome.
Daily photo: February 10, 2013, taken February 9, 2013