Here are some recent photos I took during a test shoot with a model from Sports and Lifestyle Unlimited. As I’ve mentioned before on the blog, it’s getting to be that time of year where it’s really difficult to schedule anything due to weather. This shoot probably took over a month to sort our her schedule, my schedule and find a time where it wouldn’t be raining.

When we met up at sunrise, the city was clouded in and made it difficult to shoot with a fast enough shutter speed to stop motion. A few weeks ago I bought a Canon 430ex II Speedlite to deal with these issues so I could have some light and have the ability to use the HSS mode. But, after taking a few not so great shots we found a bridge and the sun peaked out and we were able to grab some great photos.

For all of you gear heads out there I’m going to start adding the gear I used to capture my photos. My camera body was a Canon 5d Mark II with a combination of the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L and Canon 70-200mm F/2.8L IS (The link is to the new version which will be one of the next lens purchases I make). Like I already mentioned I used a Canon 430ex II Speedlite just as a light fill flash. The great thing about using the speedlites is the ability to use the HSS (High Sync Speed) which allows you to go above your cameras sync speed.

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