After doing Ashley and Dan’s engagement photographs Niki and I decided to take a picnic in the Boston common. This photograph of the Boston Common with the buildings and skyline in the background came out great with minimal editing. What makes this photo is how quiet and country it can be in a fast pace loud environment city like Boston. The sky was real dark and cool on that summer day as you can tell from this picture. This is the same day that Isabella got her pictures done in the Boston common and last day we went to Boston before we moved to Melbourne, Florida. the colors of the buildings really give it a contrasting feel with the clouds. Boston is a beautiful city and one of the most historic cities in the United States.
So today was totally disgusting out raining all day soaken wet. But the clouds provided some good shade. Nicole and I decided to take a drive to Melbourne Harbor next to downtown Melbourne I found this spot while cycling a few days ago. It is absolutely gorgeous on a sunny day all the yachts and expensive boats on the docks and under the bridge there is this cool little spot for pictures I think. Perfect place to do some off camera flash photography. Nicole helped me unpacked and we decided to take some photographs of Isabella. To our surprise she was really good throughout the whole session. We even got a couple of great pictures doing her own poses. the flash was set up camera right and Isabella lit up the camera with smile after smile. In a few of the photos you can make out where the railroad bridge is behind Isabella it says more love. Nicole thought that was so cute. New photo up on our website. www.kevinnicolephoto.com
So Nicole and I decided it was finally time to get ourselves into investing in some lighting equipment. It seriously took me all morning and night to compare and price out exactly what we wanted and researched it. For our wireless transmitters and receivers we decided on Phottix Stratta 2 they we’re 90 dollars for the pair and the transmitter is TTL capable and is a remote shutter. The Phottix Stratta 2 got great reviews from Steele Training link here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVvtXsXV8ZY. Also, Flash Raw has a good in depth review here is the link http://flashraw.com/review-phottix-strato-ii-multi-wireless-flash-trigger. Next, we wanted a Cheap Speedlight(Flash). We bought a Bower sfd926n for our Nikon for another hundred dollars. Finally Nicole and I decided to get a light stand, bracket, the 5 in 1 reflector, and 3 three umbrellas to do some Strobist lighting that totaled only $50 dollars for all of it on Amazon great purchase. Not bad for a total of $240 for everything. Oh by the way, in the local store it would have cost well over $500 dollars for the Pocket Wizards and comparable Flash itself.one final note if you are into off-camera lighting check out the strobist blog at http://strobist.blogspot.com/ they have great articles.