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Monday, February 14, 2011

Maternity Mayhem



Just like the latest Canon gear I review on my ChadSorianoPhotoBlog, I wish my wife's upcoming special delivery had a tracking number. Billing information received, origin scan and finally a scheduled delivery date to my front door. Somehow the folklore of UPS and FedEx deliveries of newborns seem unfit for fables and fairy tales.



My family maternity photo shoot of Serena's arrival continues after the debacle at Fort De Soto Beach, FL. Hair trimmed and flattened. Bangs cut and layered. A father's photography patience tested repeatedly.



The Stork is the harbinger of child birth and my kid's cooperation leads to a successful maternity photo shoot. The proper pose, the perfect smile and the glowing expectation of many good things to come make good pictures that last a lifetime.



Happy Valentine's Day to my beautiful wife of almost ten years. Very long years. "Heart" day is here again for intimate companions showing their affections and for going broke in the wallet. My love is never ending because my "Parlement of Foules" rest in my family.



This tumultuous yet fruitful maternity photography session is shot with the Canon EOS 1D Mark IV paired with the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L and EF 100mm f/2.8L IS lenses. You can view more in my Maternity and Family Gallery.

2 comments:

  1. Very nice photos (as usual), always impressed with your work and I check your blog on a daily basis for new entries. May I ask what sort of lighting you used for this shoot? I am a beggining portrait photographer and Im curious about whether to use continuous lighting, strobe lights or just an on camera flash unit.

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  2. Thank you for the compliment and your support.
    Back in the pre-digital dawn of film, I became familiar with the very affordable and reliable Paul C. Buff White Lightning Studio Strobes. Durable metal housings with interchangeable parts that can be found at your local hardware store attracted me to these wonderful lights. As for my setup during the shoot, I had three strobes with softboxes. Main light in front, hair light directly on top and back light shooting through my Westcott white background. Too top everything off, a Minolta IV flashmeter from the 90's to get the exposure correct. If you are just starting out with a limited budget, try aftermarket TTL dedicated camera flash units triggered by the Canon infrared signal. The 7D, 60D and the new T3i has built in master/slave flash control over other dedicated TTL flashes.
    I hope that helps. If you have any other questions, become a Fan on my Facebook page to post questions on my wall.
    Good Luck!

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