Editorial Portrait Session in Paris
A few weeks before the New Year, Yaneck and I made it a personal goal to set up time for more personal projects. Creating and executing personal projects allows for more room for creativity, stepping out of your comfort zone, and expanding your horizons with new gear. For this past holiday season, Yaneck and I spent one whole month in Europe. Normally when we go on vacation we have all of these awesome ideas in our heads with what we can photograph while on vacation. Well, guess what? We normally end up slacking off and not pushing ourselves to get out there and shoot for pleasure. So, we got a personal planner, wrote down our goals and went out to execute them.
For this editorial portrait session in Paris, we were lucky that our gorgeous niece Lucy and her friend Fanny had time for a portrait session. We all got up before the crack of dawn, got ready and took a train down to Trocadéro. It was freezing out but that didn't stop the team for being outside in the most romantic city. Getting to the location right as the sun was rising was very beneficial because the place was literally empty. Just us and the Eiffel Tower. But quickly after the sun came up the place began to be flooded with people and this made it more interesting and challenging to crop the people out of the frame.
All of the images were taken with the Sony a7Rii with the Zeiss 35mm f1.4 and Zeiss 50mm lenses. For the light source I used 1 Phottix Mitros+ flash and Odin II Trigger for Sony. Also, to better control the light, the Magmod grid was used on the flash. So with the start of the New Year, Yaneck and I would like to challenge all of our photography friends to push yourselves to go out (in rain, shine, cold weather conditions), step out of your comfort zones, and try to create something new. This is a good way to feed the soul.