Ivy K and I hit up Austin again this morning at the nice and convenient time of 6:30 AM. Not so bad, unless you have an 8 week old at home. Our theme was morning, and hopefully one that we will be revisiting is “Golf Anywhere”. Why stick to a course when downtown alleyways and scenic hill country vistas are your’s for the taking. Nevermind the sawdust, lack of putting green, or other amenities.
We used to play pasture golf, just pick an iron and then everyone would hit toward the same tree, or cow trough, or burning tire fire. This is the same concept, just in an urban environment.
For some of these shots I really wanted to get close and wide, so I used the 16-35 f2.8 for some forced perspective, gangly angle shots. Learning the 16-35 on a full frame has been quite a trick with field curvature, distortion on people and how much fits in the field of view. Ivy, hope I didn’t squish you too bad with this lens.
The other body was a 1dIV with the new 70-200 2.8 on it. That combo is just special, lightning fast auto-focus and image quality up there with my primes. Just a real workhorse. For lighting we stuck with bare Canon 430ex’s on a light stand usually in a cross-lighting pattern. The strobe on Ivy’s back was usually 2 stops lower than her face strobe. Just to give an outline against the backgrounds.
Looking forward to the next shots in this series. In the comments tell me where the craziest place you have or considered golfing
Josh loves a good adventure and some of his favorite wedding and engagement shoots have involved “getting crazy” or going somewhere special to the couple.
Josh is a Texas native and long time Pflugerville resident. He started his photography business in 2009 and has never looked back. His photo business even allowed him to be daddy-day-care before his two sons reached school age. Over the years his business has expanded to include just about every type of photography including automotive, editorial portraits, corporate events, sports and food. Through it all, he has continued to love wedding photography for genuine moment, the fast pace and the diversity of subjects it offers. Josh is a co-founder of North Austin Pfoutographic Society and a resident instructor at Precision Camera & Video in Austin, Tx.