Since we’ve been in Kansas, we’ve haven’t had a lot of free time to share any of our progress via our blog or social media outlets, but the requests to see some photos keep rolling in, nonetheless! So, without further adieu, here are a few strobist snow portraits we took in Scranton — a small town near Topeka, Kansas with a few Alienbee B800s, Vagabond minis, a Paul C Buff cyber commander, Canon 5D Mkiii, 70-200 f2.8 L, 24x36in softbox, and a standard 7in cone. (Not to mention a few plastic, grocery store bags draped over our lights to shield them from the snow!) Enjoy!
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So while in Kansas working with T.H. Peterson Photography, we got about 10-12 inches of snow overnight with very little notice. Of course being a group of photographers, we all wanted to do a portrait of someone in the snow! But the question was, how in the world were we supposed to drive anywhere or have anyone get to us? The roads were completely covered and the snow was still coming down. A little bit of snow wasn’t going to stop us from taking a snow portrait of someone, though. We had the great idea of messaging the next door neighbor, Terry Piper — which ironically is one of the men that drives a snow plow down the road when Kansas experiences its torrential snow fall in the winter — and he was more than happy to pose for us. Terry’s wife, Jeannie — which, for the second case of irony, attended one of our photography workshops — told us that Terry normally didn’t like having his picture taken but had a blast for the few minutes that we were able to brave the cold, frigged conditions.
With all that being said, how many more reasons do you need to either A.) have your portrait taken by us, or B.) attend one of our photography workshops! I kid, I kid! But on a serious note, we were thankful that we were able to meet both Terry and Jeannie, as well as share some of our photography with them in more ways than one.
Now, enjoy our snow portrait on the fly!
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