2 SBs and a Pregnant Lady

Here are some images from a shoot I did with Dagmara a couple weeks ago. We had worked together a couple of times before and when I learnt that she was heavily pregnant I jumped at a chance to shoot her. The wonderful Vanessa tagged along and took care of the hair and make up.

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First up, simple black and white portrait against the wall, just to warm up. Great big 60" reflective umbrella, so big I usually need 2 speedlights to fill the sucker with enough light. But what a light it gives off! Reflector to camera left for a little fill, Vanessa is blowing a hairdryer towards Daggie for a little movement in the hair.

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Next up, something a little different. This was actually shot against a great big window in Daggies living room. She had fine white curtains with a wonderful diffuse light coming through them. I gave the natural light a little push in th right direction with the aid of a SB28 fired through a shoot through umbrella to spread the light around a bit. This gave a nice wrap around back light. Up front the 60" reflective again, just with the one speedlight this time to fill in.

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Went for something a little more feminine next. Just moved both speedlights round behind Daggie firing against the white curtains again. Nothing from the front other than ambient light for fill.

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Moved back against the wall for something a little more artistic next. 2 bare SB28s with a cut of CTO each, fired against a white wall. Later decided I preferred the desaturated look more. Slightly more feminine I think.

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After a hard days shooting Daggie hit the bath...and we followed;) She decapitated all her fresh flowers first tho. I stood directly above her, one SB28 fired through a diffuser for quick simple soft light. Just as well, as had it been any more complicated, we would have missed our return train.

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