Shooting for Sydney was also so much fun for me. She is a natural in front of the camera, and she makes all my photos look great! We drove around for about half an hour before parking at a park out in the country. We walked around and shot in any area that we saw fit. Almost every photo for this session was taken with the beautiful fall colors and golden lighting. I chose to keep these photos fairly warm even through post processing, because I believe that color style works best for both Sydney and for the whole mood of the pictures.
To achieve the photo in the bottom right corner, I set my camera to manual mode and chose a fast shutter speed of 1/3200. My aperture was still fairly open at f/2.2, and I had to bring my ISO up to about 800 because the sun was fleeting at this point. I set the focus to manual so I could just hold down the shutter speed and fire away. If I could redo this photo, I would not have had Sydney stand so close to the tree in the background, because the leaves on the tree somewhat mask the leaves that were being thrown in the air. The photo in the middle was actually taken with my Sigma 35mm f/1.4, because I wanted to get a wider angle to really bring some focus to the surrounding area.
- Canon EOS 6D
- Canon 85mm f/1.8
- Sigma 35mm f/1.4
- Yongnuo YN560-III Speedlite w/ Neewer Softbox