Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday party photos

I took photos at a holiday party, which happened to be at the same location where we celebrated our daughter's first birthday.

I shot with my usual cameras: a Nikon D300 with Tamron 17-50 VC and a Nikon D70 with a Sigma 50-150

I used a combination of lighting techniques.  For the shorter shots, I used bounce flash with an SB-800 in TTL mode, which performed flawlessly.  For longer shots where the subject(s) would be farther, I used an Alien Bee B1600 monolight controlled by a Radiopopper JrX Studio and paired with a Lastolite Trifold shoot-through umbrella (yes, you can take candid shots with a monolight!).  I powered the B1600 with a Vagabond II to get quicker recycling times.

Happy Holidays!!!


  1. Nice shots Mic, I believe the warm color tones are intentional?

  2. Yeah I prefer warm tones for people shots. For the bounce flash shots, the flash picked up the warmth from the brown ceiling and looked fine to me as-is. For the B1600 it looked very neutral and I warmed it up in post.

    Best regards,


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