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My name is Casey Dittmer with Shutter Magazine and we are on location in beautiful Colorado to create the one and only Goddess Maternity Portraits. My clients love high impact images with movement, amazing color and crazy detail. Let me show you how the Panasonic S1R allows me to create an experience and images that wow my clients and crush the competition.
Our Goddess Experience is all about combining gorgeous scenery, custom gowns and powerful mommas. One of our client’s favorite aspect in their images is the WHOOSH. Its all about toss, timing and making magic.
The Panasonic S1r’s 6K burst is exactly what I need to capture flowing perfection while shooting efficiently to minimize strain on our expectant mommas. I mean… it was 103 out there! No one wants to be out there for long! All fabric moves differently and you never know what exact moment will be the pinnacle of your toss. We have all been there… Toss…click click…damn it, missed it. Try again, and again, and eventually we just give into the “good enough”.
The 6K burst shot takes all the guess work out of it. With one easy setting I can capture the ENTIRE toss, frame by frame, and then choose the perfect shot. No more missing epic-ness. Get it in one toss!
I carefully framed her in the opening of the valley to allow for balance and focus on her shape. I chose the Panasonic 24-105 lens so I could capture the valley in its entirety. I loved how the blue sky played so well with the color of her gown. The golden sun hitting her and the pillars behind her.
My tossers were PROS and gave me this amazing, near symmetrical whoosh that blew our MINDS when it happened. I was able to capture every second of it all thanks to the 6k Burst feature. We got what we needed in one fantastic toss! The great thing about using the 24-105 lens is I can finish this location out by also zooming in for those classic close beauty shots. This allows me to showcase her beautiful smile and little bump.
Gorgeous Color Range
For our last location of the day we wanted to feature Colorado’s colorful sunset. We chose a spot that gave us open skys and leading lines. I stuck with the 24-105 lens so I could again get a mix of wide dramatic shots along with more detailed close shots. Her beautiful features deserved to be highlighted!
I knew that mixing her royal blue gown, the red rocks and the colorful sky would be amazing. You have the very bright sky, dark canyon and the deep tones of her dress. I needed a camera with a great dynamic range and color spectrum. The Panasonic S1r did not disappoint.
I used OCF for these shots to properly light her face and bump while allowing for the deep saturated colors of the sunset. For our signature shot I positioned her where the lines of the various cliffs would lead into her and follow the flow of her gown, making sure to not have the horizon line through her neck or head. Bold posing and another expert toss gave us exactly what we were hoping for. You can see from these images SOOC that the colors are vibrant and the image has great dynamic range. This will allow for maximum editing abilities to reach our final product.
I have to tell you, I am always impressed with how fast this lens locks onto focus even in low light. The light drop off is fast and furious at sunset and I never had to worry about soft images. That is so important when I am needing to work quickly.
After getting various wide shots I finished the session with tight detailed shots. I choose to shoot at 4.0 to really make her jump off the background and keep the focus and attention on her face and shape. Never forget to maximize your shot variety with every session. This lens makes it so easy.
I hope you enjoyed watching us creating insane images quickly and efficiently for this client. The Panasonic S1R and 24-105 lens are essential for maximizing our creativity and wowing our clients each and every time!