Happy Easter everyone!
I just came back from easter brunch at my parents. Or should I rather say feeding. Sometimes, I thinks it’s impossible to not eat too much at such high holidays like easter or christmas. So right now I almost can’t move anymore, because I feel so stuffed. I barely managed to drag myself in front of the pc. Speaking of PC. Last week I treated myself with an PC upgrade. And man.. it was about time. I used my old stuff (except the graphic card) for almost 8 years now. And Photoshop in particular was not so happy with this. So now I got a new powerhouse with an up-to-date i5, a nice quiet cooling unit, and massive 32Gb of RAM. I know.. 32Gb of RAM may be a little overpowered. But I don’t want to think about upgrading again in the next few years. So I thought I rather put in a little more than I need right now. And it’s incredible how fast my photoshop works with this new monster. No more waiting for minutes until the picture has been loaded. And I can finally work with smart objects now. Up to now, this just killed my PC.
So even with the new computer, I almost did no editing for this weeks picture. I headed out with my buddy Stefan last week, to shoot a nice sunset portrait quite near his house on a small hill, overlooking his hometown. We had a pretty relaxing evening sitting on top of the hill, waiting for the sun to set. But we were lucky. The day was pretty awesome, very sunny and no clouds . But just before the sunset, clouds began to appear out of nowhere. I always get very excited when I have actual clouds in my pictures, without photoshopping them in later. Clouds just give this extra punch to a picture. But usually when I’m shooting outdoors, all clouds seem to hide somewhere. Even if it’s cloudy when I head out, as soon as I unpack my gear, all clouds mystically vanish. So I consider myself very lucky that it was exactly the other way round this time.
I used a 2 strobe setup for this one, even though, you can barely see the second strobe. The main light was left of my model through my softbox. As I didn’t bring so much gear for this shoot, I used a second bare strobe as fill light like 2m right of my model. I used Marie as mobile twopod for the second strobe ;-).
That’s it for this week. Read you next week – Florian