Shooting Back Light |Trina Baker Photography

I wanted to practice shooting into the back light in my new studio. Alas, I did not have a model. What I did have was Mr. Bear and he was a willing model. He even put on a tutu❤️

I have tried this technique a few times with very poor results. I shoot in aperture priority on my D800 90% of the time, no judgement please, it’s how I shoot. When I do shoot in manual, while using my Lensbaby, I get good results. For these shots I used the Pocket Light Meter app. It worked like a charm! The app uses live view so you can change the focus point and the settings change on the fly. Very cool. I now know I can shoot beautiful back lit images with ease. Happy days❤️

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A Spring Photo Shoot

I went out this afternoon for a photo shoot with two of my favorite girls.  This is the first time I have used my Lensbaby Composer and Edge 80 optic for portraits.  I must admit I was a little nervous and took along my trusty 35mm just in case.  As it turns out I didn’t need to worry. The 80mm focal length of the Lensbaby is perfect for portraits which is one of the features that made me purchase it.  I am glad that I took all of those Spring tree images to get a hold on what this lens is capable of. This lens will definitely take my portraits to the next level. Edited with Florabella Classic Film with Blue Ginger, I simply love the soft Spring tones.

Trina