This is Ajay, we met up at his place in Sonoma, CA and took a bunch of shots on a very hot (yet windy!?) evening recently. I’ll tell you this much….Ajay loves his clothes. He changed outfits more times than anyone I’ve ever worked with. No complaints from me though, it gives the shots variety and it was nice to rest while he changed!
This first shot was taken in the biggest farmyard barn I have ever been in, thankfully it also had power so we could use big lights rather than our little battery powered flashes. This was shot with an Alien Bee B800 in a soft box at some sort of power setting that really isn’t relevant. Every time I shoot I use this technique, big thanks to Glyn Dewis for the virtual lesson!
Next up is a shot I took outside where we battled a swarm of mosquitoes, soaring temperatures and a very tricky angle. Luckily Ajay is very tall and I was able to stick the 135m f/2.0 L on and stand waaaaaay back and grab this shot!
This next shot was taken in Ajay’s living room. A single shoot through 60″ umbrella up close with a Canon 580 EX dialed down to about 1/64th power gave me this shot.
Here’s another one with the same setup.
I’ll end this post, rather fittingly with one of the last shots of the day. I know the girl in the long grass has become a clichÃ© shot to the point of becoming a joke…but we have a GUY in the long grass so it’s different! Anyway, I’ll still take the girl in the long grass shot as soon as I have a girl to shoot and some long grass to shoot her in!
That’s all for now. Thanks for stopping by and reading. Thanks to Ajay for inviting me up to shoot and being so free and open to and with ideas.