"Art will remain the most astonishing activity of mankind born out of struggle between wisdom and madness, between dreams and reality in our mind."
Magdalena Abakanowicz

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Yesterday I had the delightful chance to photography Adrienne Bennett, a very talented songwriter and musician. (plays banjo, too!) Photo session took place at Hyde Park in Austin around  10am.

The first two images I used my lovely Nikkor 50mm f1.4 lens. It's an older AI lens so requires manual focus and camera in manual. I love the way it paints the light.

Today's lenses are great but sometimes a bit harsh so I will soften them a smidge
with a black net or filter.

For the bottom images I used the kit lens, 18-135mm, with a black net.

Thanks for stopping by.

More lighting info?

For the top two images, I used an off camera flash fitted on a Matthews Magic Finger set to 1/8th +0.7 power to the left about 6 feet away with full CTO. There's a silver Lowell reflector right twenty feet away on the other side of the street. It's extremely effective.

The bottom two images is just natural light. Sunlight from 3/4 back through a white umbrella with the Lowell reflector below angled for just a little spill.  

All images ©2015 Andy deBruyn

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