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pdirestajr

EOS 6D MK II
Mar 28, 2011
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I love the simplicity of one light / low-key portrait photography. Here are few shots I took of my wife last weekend. One light, no backdrop (my walls are grey). I think the style works nicely with maternity shots as it brings focus to the belly, and helps the self conscious wife feel good to be "covered" in shadows.

All images were shot on a 5D mkII + 85mm 1.2II or 50mm 1.8II, and a Bowens Gemini Monolight (not sure of model) shot through a Bowens Luminair Octobank 120.

85mm | f/5.6 | 1/160sec | 100iso
Lex 38 weeks by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

85mm | f/5.6 | 1/160sec | 100iso
Lex 38 weeks by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

And then some shots of her goofing off...

50mm | f/4.5 | 1/160sec | 100iso
Lex 38 weeks by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

50mm | f/4.5 | 1/160sec | 100iso
Lex 38 weeks by Philip DiResta, on Flickr

50mm | f/4.5 | 1/160sec | 100iso
Lex 38 weeks by Philip DiResta, on Flickr
 

DominoDude

EOS 6D MK II
Feb 7, 2013
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All of these photos are beautiful, pdirestajr!
The first ones are more soothing, and serene. But, to me, the last three are true winners; the mother to be is goofing around a bit and that gives it another dimension.