Here’s a quick portrait I took of Rosie! Before she did Jessica‘s makeup and hair! :)
Studio session portraiture for Jessica Rose! Here is a sneak peek from a late night portraiture. I ended up using off-camera flash for this portraiture and it worked out well to my satisfaction! It’s probably the second time I’ve used off-camera flash for portraits. I would normally use my studio strobes or monolights. Sorry for the lack of posts here, I’ve been busy with weddings this season! Enjoy!
Makeup and hair by Rose Russo
When it comes to shooting portraits, there are two lenses that I overuse and you probably might know them by now. Recently, I am loving both my Canon 50mm f1.2L and my Canon 85mm f1.2L II. But in this post I’m going to show you the results with three different portrait lenses. I have neglected to post this before (this was taken last year May!)- I wanted to post this last year but never got the chance to sit down and write about it. For this shoot I used three different lenses: Canon 50mm f1.8, Canon 50mm f1.4 and Canon 85mm f1.2L II. This is not a comparison between the lenses nor a review. I just wanted to post my favourite lenses that I love using for when I do portraits. This is part of my Faves Fridays post :).
Canon 50mm f1.8 was the first lens I ever bought that didn’t come with my camera and it was $125! I have been using it for a couple of years! My dad bought me my first DSLR and it was a Canon Rebel XT with an 18-55mm kit lens. I guess you can say that’s how I started getting more and more into photography. About two years ago I bought the Canon 50mm f1.4, it was good but I wasn’t too impressed by it, I was still using my f1.8 even then. Then just late last year I just purchased my Canon 50mm f1.2L, oh I am in LOVE! I had to upgrade because I am now photographing more weddings than last year. Last year was my first year of booking my own weddings! I photographed 5 on my own and this year I have about 15! I was a little overwhelmed but happy. I still second shoot for other photographers because I find that there’s a creative outlet in being a second photographer at a wedding. But enough about me, I can talk about my photography career in another post, and let’s get back to my favourite lenses!
(Below images) Canon 50mm f1.8, 1/1600 sec at f1.8 ISO100.
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Earlier this year I went on a photo walk with a fellow photographer, Jun, while I was in Vancouver in February. This was my first time doing a “photo walk”, I wasn’t sure how it was done haha. Photo walk is basically you take photos of surroundings and take each others portraits while learning a little bit about the other person. Anyway, I got to explore around Deer Lake Park in Burnaby for this photo walk. It was cold to say the least, but not as cold in Toronto, and very grey. Vancouver winter is a wet one! Can’t wait to go back in April, when the weather is warmer!