My blog posts have been, shall we say, a tad lackluster of late. The main reason is that I did several large stock photo shoots last month and am working at catching up on the editing. That means I’m spending the bulk of my time in front of my production iMac and not out shooting. In fact, I even sent my main camera (Canon 5DmkII) with Nicole to Seattle for the Aperture Nature Workshop this week while I sit here at the computer (just another step in converting a Nikon shooter to Canon…heh heh).

Today I’m wrapping up the editing of the fitness series I shot in Salt Lake City. Today’s image is a sample from the series. The location was very light-and-bright which made it great to shoot in. The windows and mirrors however presented a bit of a challenge in avoiding reflection. As you can see in today’s shot, one of my lights is visible in the background. I don’t feel that it detracts enough from the shot to eliminate it’s inclusion in the series.

I used my fairly-standard four softbox setup for lighting the scene. The main light (as seen in Jane’s eyes) was a 48″ octabox. The second octabox is providing the hair and back light on the model. The remaining two boxes were positioned for lighting the background.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/60 second, f/4.5, ISO 100