Promotional images for Violin and Vocals artist Nina Garcia

Shooting some promotional images for Violin and Vocals artist Nina Garcia today at Kingston Maurward, Dorset. A popular Dorset wedding photographer venue just on our doorstep. I took Nina to the lower gardens down by the lake for the shoot, with some impressive Roman columns as a backdrop, then started getting “arty” with the wireless strobe speedlights. Shooting a variety of portraits in many different locations, with a variety of lighting setups.

The images are for Nina’s new website http://www.ninagarcia.co.uk/ coming soon.

The rain started so we creped under the Roman temple for shelter, and started using this as studio space. Shooting with a Honl grid spot into the skyscape, hitting Nina with a small ball of light (full power on the Speedlight 1-over-1) got some impressive results. Then whilst we were stuck under this shelter did a few profile shoots using the speedlight snoot to backlight the violin and create a wonderful silhouette image.

Shooting through the undergrowth with a 200mm Canon EF Lens, Elinchrom Skyport triggers and Canon 580EXii speedlights. Shooting 125th of a second at IOS 100 around f5.6 with a silver reflector umbrella on a light stand (mainly)

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