This wasn't the first time I'd photographed hippie girls in bohemian-style, though this shoot provided some really great learning opportunities. It was part of a Meetup group and we gathered at the Sonoma Valley Airport, which has several vintage planes. And one of the plane owners also happened to have a World War Two era jeep. We had three models: Galyna (left), Jennifer (center), and Katie (right). The props provided were great, to include the ammo belt and chain gun! Naturally they were non-working props! I shot the below image without an ND filter. Lighting was provided by someone using a reflector.
The reflector actually showed up in Galyna's left sunglass lens, so I took it out using Photoshop.
A few lessons learned from taking this particular image. Obviously, first it's good to make sure your lighting isn't showing up at all. I also should have shot this at f/2 because Galyna isn't as in sharp focus as Jennifer, and Katie is definitely out of focus. I've always wanted that out of focus background, but I forget sometimes that it would sometimes be at the expense of keeping everyone in focus.
I'll circle back to more pics from this day of shooting over the next few months.
Theme and Styling by Marebeth Gromer Photography
Lighting by Cedric Sims
Gear used: Fuji X-T2, 56mm f/1.2 lens