Business is picking up recently, with a couple of family portrait sessions booked and a couple more possibilities on the horizon. I'm excited to get back into doing some different portraits of people other than K. Don't get me wrong, I love my daughter very much, but it's nice to take pictures of people who have a little longer attention span and take directions... ;)
This is an early edit from a family portrait session we did earlier this week at Zimmerman Park, on top of the Rims here in Billings. Our original chosen day was rained out (mightily!) a couple of days before this, and there was even more rain the day after, but we had a very nice day in between that worked perfectly. A little (ok, quite a lot) of wind out of the east up there, which made it tricky with their long hair, so I turned them around and used the sun for a rim light. Key lighting was the 'Boom-Stick' (two speedlights on a monopod, a la Ed Pingol), held up just next to me by Jenn and triggered via PocketWizards. I don't recall the exact settings on the flashes, but I suspect both set to either 1/4 or 1/2 power, at 50mm spread.