Amber in the City | Chicago Fashion Photography

As I wrote in previous post – I wanted to shoot more in Chicago, since it’s such a great city and has so many interesting locations. We scheduled Saturday shoot with Amber, early in the morning – well kinda – around 8.30AM. We drove to her apartment and Kamila did makeup and we were ready to go within 45mins! I scouted the locations the day before, so we knew where to park, or at least where to try:)First location (from where we got kicked out btw) was Michigan Ave, just across Marilyn Monroe Statue, for main and only light I used  Elinchrom Quadra RX + Rotalux 20×51 Softbox - recently my favorite setup. I just love the soft and even light that comes out of it, and ability to light whole body. I had my 85mm 1.2 II L and 50mm 1.2 L, both with CPL filter so I can shoot wide open.

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Then we drove to Alder Planetarium, good location for fashion look. It was also warmer there, and no one bothered us, so it was win-win situation:)When Amber was changing her outfits I went down the dock to check the light, and the moment I looked thru my viewfinder I knew I’m gonna be in trouble. It was just too bright – CPL, ISO50, and still I’d have to shoot at 8.0 and 1/125, but I didn’t want to do that – I wanted at least 2.8 or maybe faster… So what do you do? You put your .9 ND filter on – that gives you full 3 stops. Only thing that you need to keep in mind, is that you need a LOT of light, but that wasn’t a problem here – I cranked up my Ranger Quadra to full power and started shooting. I thought that auto focus will be worse, going thru all that glass – CPL filter and .9 ND filter, but no – it was actually alright. Sure, sometimes I had to use manual focus – especially when shooting against the sun (ND filter holder I use prevents you from using lens hood).

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Then Amber, who was by the way great to work with, changed her outfit again, and what happened after that was what I call “Great Success” – *Borat Voice*

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Before I bought ND filters I did my research, here is info about ND filter system I use:

1). LEE Foundation Kit - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/87108-REG/LEE_Filters_FK_Foundation_Kit_Standard_4x4.html

it allows you to hold up to 3 filters. It’s unavailable all across US, but you can get it from ebay, that’s where I got mine.

2). 4×4″ Neutral Density Glass Filter - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/491473-REG/LEE_Filters_9NDG_4x4_Neutral_Density_ND.html

3). LEE Adapter Ring – 72mm – so I can screw it into my 85mm or 50mm - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/87120-REG/LEE_Filters_AR072_Adapter_Ring_72mm.html

Thanks for stopping by, and remember “pictures don’t have to be amazing, but they sure can…” www.bizior.com

 

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