Liz and Anita

ISO 100, 50mm, f/3.5, 1/1600 sec

This past weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to do some portrait work for two very lovely young ladies, Liz and Anita.  They also happen to be sisters!

ISO 100, 50mm, f/3.5, 1/1250 sec

We went first out to the Shasta Valley Wildlife Refuge which I knew would provide some awesome background scenery.

ISO 100, 85mm, f/3.5, 1/1250 sec

For most of the shots this day the sun was behind them.  This created some great highlights in the hair, but created dark faces.  Because of this I used my speedlight for fill light.  If I would have had an assistant and a reflector I believe that would have worked better, but….

ISO 100, 50mm, f/3.5, 1/2000 sec

After the refuge we went into Montague to take some photographs on an old train engine.  After taking some shots with my 50mm, I switched to my new 14-24mm 2.8G to get some shots of them with more of the train.

ISO 100, 50mm, f/3.2, 1/640 sec

ISO 100, 14mm, f/2.8, 1/1000 sec

ISO 100, 24mm, f/4.0, 1/640 sec

After the shots on the train engine they noticed across the street a great brick building with a blue staircase on the outside.  Liz especially wanted some shots against the brick wall.

ISO 100, 14mm, f/4.0, 1/320 sec

ISO 100, 50mm, f/2.5, 1/500 sec

ISO 100, 24mm, f/2.8, 1/320 sec

ISO 100, 50mm, f/2.5, 1/400 sec

During the photo shoot the sisters had fun messing around and laughing.  I have 20 shots of their “blooper” shots that I’ll share in the next post.  Have to share these lovely more serious shots first. 🙂

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