Daily Archives: April 5, 2009

Cherry Blossom Portraits

These were shot with the D70 and the 50mm, usually wide open with the aperture priority program and an off camera SB-600.  It was a group effort, consisting of great models, eBay, a cooperative sunset, and a very talented lighting assistant.

Full disclosure: These were taken with a construction site in the background.  It’s American University, in the tiny clump of cherry trees just to the side of the School of International Service.  I had to get creative with the framing, but if you look carefully, you can see Nebraska Avenue in the background and the trailers for the construction company.

This photo shoot just makes me want to get a second SB-600.  I’ll have to cruise the Ritz Camera closings and see if one shows up for a decent price.