Monday, January 26, 2009

Free Portraits on Top of Camelback Mountain

Portrait of Hikers on Top of Camelback Mountain - Phoenix, AZI have been brainstorming recently on ways to increase the visibility of Darren Stevenson Photography to generate more business. One of the ideas I came up with was to offer a free portrait session on top of Camelback Mountain - but there was a twist. I carried portable lighting equipment to the top and shot straight into the sun (you can see the sun behind the clouds left and down from the copyright symbol in my watermark ). The weather was beautiful - clouds rolled across the sky all morning so every portrait came out a little different. I underexposed the sky to create a more dramatic background and used 4 strobes to illuminate my subjects.

It was a great success and I look forward to the two more sessions scheduled for February (let me know if you want dates/times).

Strobist Info:
Exposure was 1/800 at f/16 to underexpose the sky
Two SB800's fired full power using CLS high and camera-right
One Vivitar 285 fired full power using PocketWizards low and camera-right
One SB800 fired full power on-camera to provide on axis fill light

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