Tuesday, December 17, 2013

A Shoot With an Old Friend

Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca
During my recent fall trip to Ontario, I had the chance to get together with an old friend for a photoshoot.  Looking back, she was one of the first 'models' to stand in my studio going back to my days in Lake Louise staff accommodations. For this session after some years have passed, we got a little more "age appropriate" ;)

Read on for some more great colorful photos and information on what I used to capture them.



Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca

Equipment:
Canon EOS 50D with EF 24-104 f/4L 
Three Canon 600EX-RT Flashes
Two Joby GorillaPods as Lightstands

It was about 430pm by the time we got ourselves to the spot, without even having scouted it, our original location was way greener than we wanted, so we went down to the waters edge.  The old broken concrete made for some cool spots to sit, lay and hang the legs over for the first few images, and then we moved onto the larger boulders nearby. 

The overall ambient was nice and soft as it was, so although a natural light portrait shoot would have afforded results just as nice, having some carefully placed (bare) flashes helped her separate from the background.

The images I am sharing here are the ones she picked herself off of a contact sheet to have me edit as I typically do with my portrait work clients. 

Hope you enjoy the results of our fall photoshoot!

Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca


Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca

Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca, fun playful, happy, woman, smile, laugh, goofy,

Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca

Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca

Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca

Portrait photoshoot in scenic environmental location of Bronte, Oakville, Ontario, by professional photographer Chris Gardiner www.cgardiner.ca