Bellingham editorial photographer | Western Washington University students
I photographed a neat assignment for The WF last week to make group portraits of the newly-elected student government at Western. The newspaper was hoping for something with drama and punch, and yet still approachable. My assignment called for photographing headshots of each official, and as I got done with those I could see it was rainy and dark out – in other words, a standard Bellingham day. Luckily for everyone, the soggy weather turned sunny long enough to execute the shoot, though it was pretty chilly that evening. Everyone was really into the shoot and a real trouper, and for that I couldn’t be more appreciative.
For lighting, I used two Nikon SB-800 speedlights without modifiers and connected to Pocket Wizards to make the first portrait. I added a third speedlight to provide a bit of backlight in the second image. The lights were at 1/2 power and set-up a few feet away in a cross-light pattern.
Thanks for looking!