Q.) What happens when a group of photographers band together and travel all over the United States for a month?
A.) You get some pretty sweet self-portraits in some pretty Iconic places!
Big shout out to TH Peterson Photography for helping us with this shot in St. Louis.
Behind the Photo
As we traveled through St. Louis, we knew we had to get a quick shot of the Gateway Arch, but “quick” is never the case when you’re on the road. Needless to say, there is currently a lot of construction going on in downtown St. Louis and that definitely didn’t help us stay on schedule. Tommy, Alexandra, and I probably drove around St. Louis — not to mention Illinois… Yeah… we ended up taking a few left turns at Albuquerque — However, we were finally able to find a spot to park near the Arch. That wasn’t the end of our struggle, though.
Let’s just say St. Louis was FREAKIN COLD (for lack of a better word). If you look closely, you can see some ice and snow on the ground as well as our lips getting froze together like a scene from “Dumb and Dumber”. Either way, we got a great photo, so I guess all the turmoil was worth it in the end. There are A TON of photos yet to be posted from our trip, so make sure to check back soon.
For the Photographers
For this set up, we actually used a Yongnuo YN-300 led light (~$75 US) and boy are we happy we made this purchase for night portraits! This is an example of a bang for your buck. This continuous led is built solid, can change from 5500k to 3200k without the use of filters, and can be operated by an external remote! Yongnuo is really on the something here. If you do a lot of night photography, would like to start doing night photography, of even videography then you NEED this light. Enough said. (Unless Yongnuo decides to give us a kickback for promoting their awesome products! haha)
Camera Settings: Canon 5D MkIII w/ 14mm 2.8 on a tripod — f/2.8, 1/30th, iso 3200