This portrait session is from a couple of months ago. What a great, fun, relaxed family to work with! It was a little windy that day, but the weather was beautiful. A wonderful reminder as to why Southern California is so great!
Technical info below.
The group image on the sand dunes was shot with my Mamiya 645AF, 80mm f/2.8 lens at f/11 and 1/125th sec. I fired two strobes wirelessly: probably my Metz Mecablitz 60 in a reflective umbrella for the key light, and an SB-28 as fill (it’s been a few months on this one). Although since it was windy that day, I’m not sure if I had an umbrella up or not.
The series of four kids were shot using a 50mm f/1.4 lens, either on my Nikon N90s or my Nikon F5. Whichever Nikon did not have the 50mm lens had instead a 28-105 f/2.8 zoom, and a TTL strobe. Film was Fuji NPC 160 for the 50mm lens, and new Kodak Portra 400 for the 28-105 lens (under the theory that I’d be shooting wide open with the 50mm lens, and didn’t need as high a film speed because of the bigger maximum aperture).