Being a die hard airplane lover myself, I love nothing more then some Wings Over Miami Engagement Photos! Let's take a look at this one, and I can explain a little more about it.
Now we are talking about some crazy control! This was very much a “production photo-shoot” and this is where my true “technical” abilities as a photographer shine above everyone else. First, this is Melissa & Leo’s engagement session, and it was shot at the “Wings Over Miami” museum. Leo is actually a commercial pilot in real life, and this shoot was themed to bring that into the imagery. The image (above) was my favorite from the set (it just looks like a movie cover to me). Let me talk a little bit about what went into this.. first, I had a Rotolux Deep Octa bank camera right, in close for Melissa. This was powered by a Ranger Speed AS pack at about full power (1100 watts). I had another pack, far, camera left bare bulb into a silver reflector aimed right at Leo. This light is “throwing” it’s power a great distance. Next, I needed to “lift” some of the shadow value out from under the planes right wing, so I gelled a speedlite, and set it on the ground in the back. Every time I hit the shutter, it sounded like a firecracker “snap” of light. It was pretty crazy, and well worth all of the efforts!
Location: 14710 SW 128th Street Miami, FL 33186.