Edmonton Night Portraits
Earlier in November before the snow fell (What?? No snow in Edmonton in November? What the heck?? I know!!) I met up with Megan & Justin one evening to do some night portraits to capture the prettiness of lights and Christmas lights especially at night. I love photographing in natural daylight but I think it’s fun to do something a little different at night! I was just getting my lighting set up for night portraits sorted out so they were guinea pigs for me on that chilly night. With it being cold out, of course you want to cuddle and snuggle to try and stay warm! We opted for the Churchill Square area since there weren’t a whole lot of Christmas lights to be found anywhere else this early in the season and it turned out nicely! These are some of my favourite photos from the Edmonton Night Portraits session. Thank you Megan & Justin for spending the evening with me!!
My lighting set up for these portraits was pretty simple. I had one off camera flash behind the couple for most of the time creating a rimlight and was triggered by a pocketwizard. I was using one 316 pin LED video light in the front for fill light. The video light was sometimes on camera and sometimes off camera held by my lovely assistant that evening, Kirsten. I much prefer not having the video light on camera as it made it difficult for the couple to look at the camera so going forward I keep the light off camera. 🙂 Most of these were shot at around ISO800 and fairly wide open for aperture (f2.2 -f2.5). While this simple lighting set up worked I’ve moved up to a little more complex set up that I will share in another post!