My Kids Make Great Test Subjects

Today, 15 weeks after baby Tabitha joined our family, Victoria headed back to work from maternity leave. The past 3 months have been great with the whole family around throughout most days. Now I am responsible for 3 children under the age of 5 each weekday, unless I have a shoot. Over the past 3 months, when I wasn’t busy helping out at home, I have been busy shooting weddings and engagement sessions. Also whenever I would get a little free time I would test out some of my old and new lighting modifiers. Luckily my kids make pretty great test subjects and cooperate a fair amount of the time.

This first shot of Tabitha at 1 week old was really simple. I just bounced a Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite Flashoff our white ceiling.

This photo of Gideon was shot while testing out my new Photoflex 60″ convertible umbrella. I used one Canon 600EX-RTwith the umbrella setup as shoot through.

The next two photos of Gideon were shot with one Canon 600EX-RT  in my NEEWER 24 inch Softboxand one Canon 600EX-RT set to light the background white.

This photo of Esther used a similar setup but I used a Canon 600EX-RT in a 30″ Octagon Softboxfor the main light.

These photos of Tabitha at 10 weeks in early May were shot with the same set-up except I used a Westcott 7-Foot White with Black Cover Parabolic Umbrella with a Canon 600EX-RT for the main light.

Here Gideon and Esther are sitting somewhat still as I setup my lighting for some photos on Mother’s Day. The remaining photos use the same setup of one Canon 600EX-RT into a Westcott 7-Foot White with Black Cover Parabolic Umbrella

I love this photo of Victoria and the kids and plan on getting printed as 20″ x 30″ canvas.


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