From Overseas (By the Sea)


This family of four have been living here in the US for a few years. When the grandparents came over from Europe for a visit, it seemed the ideal time to capture a multi-generational family portrait! We headed out to the beach right down the street from their house, and captured a mix of ‘formal’ portraits and candid, having-fun shots. And yes it was this much fun!

Technical info below.


Shot with two cameras:

Bronica ETR-s with 75mm f/2.8 lens
Nikon F5 with 50mm f/1.4 lens

Film was New Kodak Portra 400 throughout.

Seated portrait was lit with a Metz Mecablitz 60 on camera right as main light, with an SB-28 in a LumiQuest Softbox III modifier as fill. No modifier on the Metz that day as it was very windy. So I kept the ambient pretty high, thus keeping unwanted shadows to a minimum. No flash on the candid shots.


3 thoughts on “From Overseas (By the Sea)

  1. Love your images and your style, Matt . . . it’s always nice to stumble across another film lover. Found you via Jen Huang’s blog (bottom comment 😉 today. Whenever I see film shots I always wanna know about the gear – thanks for sharing all your lens and flash info after each post. Happy shooting ! – em

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