Love knows no bounds and getting it captured photographically should not be limited by Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter. However, photographing people outdoors in Northern Alberta's Winter can be challenging. I love photographing outdoors-northern lights and more in Winter. But photographing couples or people in Winter outdoors is a completely different ball game. Today, I share with you some outdoor photo shoot I had with Joey and Linda, a La Crete couple.
You can never be fully equipped for Winter outdoor photo sessions. But at least one can prepare. Before the couple arrived, I made sure I had fully charged batteries for my portable strobes and installed fully charged batteries in my Nikon Speedlights - in case I needed to make the switch from strobes to speedlights or combine them. Of course, my winter boots, wool socks, warm mittens, jackets were all ready before the couple arrived. I had extra winter clothing were in my van, in case I ever needed them.
My cameras were Nikon D7100, Nikon D90 and Nikon D200. On each camera body was an SB 800 or SB 600 Speedlight. I used Nikon 80-200 mm f2.8 lens on the D7100 body, Nikon 50mm f1.8 on the D90 body and Tamron 17-50 mm f2.8 on the D200 body. I used the three camera bodies and lenses to avoid constantly changing lenses outdoors, especially when it is that cold. A portable monolight connected to a monopod and shoot through umbrella was used as the main light source.
Anyway, here are some photos from the session.
The first two photos are from the same shot, just different colour tone. All the photos were edited in Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom
We were walking on River Road-Fort Vermilion and I noticed the sun was just popping its head out of the blue sky. So we quickly did the above silhouette. There was no front lighting. The sun was used to backlit the couple.
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