"For the artist communication with nature remains the most essential condition. The artist is human, himself nature, part of nature within natural space." Paul Klee

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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