Portrait: Matt Danbeck
I was recently fortunate to be able to shoot portraits of an old friend. Matt is someone I grew up with and have known since high school. While many of us at the time played music, he was one of the few to really stick with it, and has been involved in some noteworthy bands. Matt has more bass guitars than you can shake a stick at, including a couple of sweet upright bass’. I asked him to bring them by to let me test out some new light modifiers.
The full length shots were taken with my Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 OS lens. The rest were either taken with my new Nikon 85mm f/1.8, or my Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 VC. We started off using the Wescott Apollo 50″ softbox, then moved onto my new 55″ Octa with a grid. I also used a small strip bank for most of these as an edge light.
The backlit shots were done with bare flashes, and I had the octa for the white background shots, with two bare flashes lighting the backdrop behind flags.
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