Vu & Sophia – Engaged

June 29, 2011



A few months back I had the chance to shoot a good friend and his fiance. Since they both are from the L.A. area I thought it would be a great opportunity to meet up and collaborate with the legendary Jessica Drossin.

For this main shot we wanted to do something a little less traditional…something more of a scene rather than a lifestyle photo. I knew I wanted to do a one light shot, but during planning I thought of using a lantern with a CTO’d flash to add to the ambient light.

After shooting the first location we headed over to a second location which I had setup which was on top of the a rooftop for more of a traditional style. For these shots I used a simple one light setup… a Sunpak 120j and a shoot thru umbrella.

  • Sof1a

    The lighting is just perfect and I love the location… really nice Ed.¬
    Your work is just amazing!

  • http://www.facebook.com/the.real.O.JCT Jeffrey Chan Tin

    How did you shoot at f4 with an ab1600? Did you use an ND filter as well ? 

  • http://www.plainjoephotoblog.com isayx3

    shot f5….power level was fairly low. No ND filter needed

  • http://twitter.com/El_Gran_Capitan Leroy

    It’s good to see that you haven’t forgotten about this blog…I find it very informative.

  • http://twitter.com/El_Gran_Capitan Leroy

    Do you ever give out LR presets?

  • http://www.plainjoephotoblog.com isayx3

    There is one blog post if you go back where I give out a preset. I think the server is down where I had it hosted though, so I need to update it.

  • manette

    Great shots as usual :) And thanks for sharing the settup. I like that they have the city and nature for their locations.

  • Toxicblues

    love the fact that you share your set up it helps a beginner like me thank you for your amazing examples. 

  • Erin G.

    Really Beautiful Ed.

  • Allen

    Can you share where this rooftop location is?¬† Is there public access?¬† I’ve been looking for new angles to shoot downtown.

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