For the voyeur in you …
Same spot, different angle with beautiful diffused light coming in from the left. Shot with with 135mm/f2. I need to force myself to shoot with this lens more often. Super-sharp and beautiful bokeh. Shot at f/4.0
Diffuse sunlight …very difficult to stay away when the opportunity arises. Simply bumped the ISO to 800 and overexposed. Shot with Canon 5D and 85/1.8 and 135mm.
I had the privileged to work with Kendall a couple of months ago and we set a shoot up for an early Sunday morning. The room where we shot had a great window facing East. The early morning light was just beautiful and I elected to take some B&W shots with my Yashica Mat124G. The resulting scans came out really well with the Epson V700 and the high resolution TIF files are absolutely HUGE!
I used Kodak 400TMax and was very pleased with the overall look of the final image, with extremely fine grain. Simply took an exposure reading near her face, set the camera up on my tripod and used a cable release to trip the shutter.
I had the opportunity to work with the beautiful Scarlet Shaylen a few years ago while she was visiting town. The hotel where she was staying worked out really well because there was natural, diffused light pouring into the room. While I did utilize strobes for some shots, I relied heavily on the natural window light.
The photo below was shot with the Canon 50mm/1.4 and simply boosted the ISO on the camera to ensure I would get a nice exposure without having to worry about camera shake. Shutter speed 125 @ f/3.2. I ended up with nice crisp whites without losing detail as noted in her top.
I really should get back in touch with her to set up another shoot. Not only was she excellent in front of the camera, but she was very easy going and we talked about a variety of subjects.
See photo below.
I’ve said many times before that a prime lens on a Canon 5D can lead to truly beautiful images. The image below is just one of many photos that I have taken with such a set up. In this case, I was using the Canon 50mm/1.4. It is a very small, light and portable lens that you can carry on your camera all day long without fatigue. Most importantly, it can produce very detailed, sharp images.
For this shot, I was positioned on the floor approximately 4 feet away. I wanted to get in tight to focus on her eyes and face. The lighting was quite straightforward. One Alien Bees B800 with a medium softbox, up and to my left. The softbox was also approximately 4 feet away. Angled the light in, snapped a few shots and the image below was my favorite of the bunch.