Koree is one of my favorite models. She’s always fun, creative, and easy to work with. We’ve shot together a number of times. This shoot was at her home and it was an opportunity to experiment with some “new” Sunpak flashes – a couple of 522 and 622 “potato masher” type flashes. I’ve found these to be great for location photography, weddings, events, and other situations where it’s nice to shoot “strobist” style using off-camera flash. I have a number of Sunpak TR-PAK II battery packs and also a Quantum Turbo battery pack with the appropriate cable for the Sunpak flashes. The 622 Pro is a beast! It has approximately the same amount of power as my Alien Bees B800 studio flashes.

I wanted to see how well they worked outside, using them as fill to eliminate shadows and be able to keep Koree out of the bright sun. They were also great for the indoor shots we did.

I also used this as an opportunity to try out my new Panasonic-Leica 25MM f1.4 lens. Since I shoot with Olympus, the effective field of view with the 4/3 2X crop factor is 50MM. One of the knocks on DSLR cameras with smaller sensors is that they can’t produce shallow depth of field for the pleasing look where only part of the image is in sharp focus, but as you can see, this lens is capable of producing that look.

2011 1105 Koree

2011 1105 Koree

2011 1105 Koree

2011 1105 Koree

2011 1105 Koree

2011 1105 Koree