Behind the scenes
It’s been two years since the last IEA staff portrait photo shoot, which was done indoors. This time we were in Victoria Tower Gardens overlooking parliament.
It was a sunny day but I didn’t want everyone squinting from the sun so everyone was photographed standing in the shade and I used a wireless quantum Qflash with soft box [radio triggers were used as IR never works well outdoors] to balance with the sunny background with the occasional signs of bokeh.
One problem was that there was about 15 members of staff and as the sun moved, I would have to reposition and find a spot where the subject could stand in the shade.
The full gallery has 116 high res carefully corrected images.
The IEA also requested a few images of parliament and there are a few of those in this post.
Gear & Tech
Canon 5D MKII
Canon 24-70mm F2.8L / Canon 70-200 IS F2.8L
Quantum QFlash with Quantum turbo 2×2 and soft box
Pocket wizard radio triggers