Every time I get a chance I have them in the studio and we are capturing moments.
On this occasion they decided to dig out some tiny pots of bubbles they'd acquired over Christmas, me being me decided to grab the camera and try some pictures. We've not tried this before, but hey, I'm game.
We had a little play with the Lastolite Hi-Lite, that wasn't particularly successful if I'm honest the bright background blew out the bubbles and didn't give us anything to see, we pulled in the black background and boom, we could see bubbles!
The bubbles were extreeeeemely small, we'll try with bigger ones next time! But they definitely added a playful element to the pictures and the kids were able to relax and that allowed me get some more natural/candid shots. We had a bubble stuck to the lens hood for a few shots which gave us that great light effect.
The energy and fun element got the kids thinking and they decided they wanted some pictures of them jumping, of course I was happy to oblige.
These were all shot on my Canon 70D with the Sigma 18-35mm f.18, black background: Aperture F8, ISO 100, Shutter at 1/250 a studio flash to add some fill behind and a speedlight softbox as the key light.
The jump shots were with two studio flashes inside the highlight and the same key light, same settings on the camera though.
This was a great fun rainy day shoot, it took about 30 mins max and we are really chuffed with the energy in the final pictures.