environmental portrait

Dirt Biker - Desert Portrait

My baby sister has become quite a dirt biker. The last time I visited my family at their cafe and gas station in the desert, I set some time aside to take a sunset portrait of her on her dirt bike. 

Tech Details

Set: Backlot of the Blu In Cafe and Gas Station

Lights: Canon 580exII, 2x LumoPro LP160


The BBQ Guy - A Workshop Portrait

My friend Kyle is pretty handy. Among other things, he builds barbecues and smokers out of old propane tanks. This was a portrait done in his workshop with some cool tools and a few speedlights. 

Tech Details

Set: Kyle's workshop with a completed smoker and a fresh tank

Lights: Canon 580exII, 2x LumoPro LP160

Other Notes: We almost didn't get this shot because I thought that turning on the torch would be too cheesy. We decided to try it anyway, and it was by far my favorite shot. You're already there, lights are already set up, shoot everything you think could work.