Family Photo Time

Nikon D300, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 (various shutter speeds and apertures), Nikon SB-900, Cowboy Studio 24 Softbo

Nikon D300, Nikon 35mm f/1.8 (various shutter speeds and f/stops), Nikon SB-900, Cowboy Studio 24" Softbox

My friend Clint and his family needed some nice family photos for the holidays. I helped them out and was glad to use my new Cowboy Studio 24″ Softbox. It worked surprisingly well, especially at counter balancing the late day sunlight. I was even more surprised that it worked because my flash was not properly syncing with my shutter because the shutter speeds were way too high. I guess I’ll be shooting at ISO 100 next time?


So you just used the 1 softbox and a speedlight to fill in against the sunlight backlight/sidelighting the family? Wow, that worked really well, I’m impressed!

Travis K. ( November 10, 2010 at 4:01 am )

Thanks for the comment Travis. Yeah I only used 1 speedlight in the softbox at a 45 degree angle to the family. I was shocked at how well it turned out. It’s a small softbox too! I can’t wait to try some more outdoor portraits with it or combine it with another light.

matt ( November 10, 2010 at 4:28 am )

These are great! There is something to be said about “capturing expression” on photographs of people and you’ve done it here quite well.

Joel ( November 12, 2010 at 10:20 am )

Nice work Matt. These turned out well.

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