I'm Back! I've been offline for a while dealing with a family crisis that is now, thankfully, mostly behind us. Today we ventured out into the woods and did a photo shoot today with Carol. Carol was a real trooper. She held some painful poses leaning against tree bark, sidestepped poison ivy and traversed muddy creeks just to get the shots we wanted. Thanks to my friend Steve Wampler for assisting on this shoot (and letting use some of his equipment).
For this shot, we used a 30" gridded Beauty Dish on an Alien Bee 800 strobe directly overhead and in front of the camera, just out of the frame. We also set up a scrim high and camera-right to kill the direct sunlight off of Carol's head and shoulders.
I had great rapport with Carol and have already scheduled our next shoot.