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Edgewood Lake Tahoe – Wonderful Wedding Venue

I love Lake Tahoe. There is something about it that is so beautiful and serene. The Edgewood resort at Lake Tahoe is one of those places that really exudes luxury, beauty, timelessness, and refuge. Lots of great details here. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a wedding venue… just make sure you can fit your wedding party and the guests in the smallish space! (Or try another room there).

South room of the Edgewood resort.

1/50th at f13 (to get the starburst on the sun effect) ISO400 to get the shadow detail. The 24-70 lens flares nicely into the bright lights, with a rainbow as a bonus. 24mm angle.No flash, handheld frame.

February 2, 2011 - 1:28 am

Vince Blanchard - I really liked it there too! And your photos help us never forget our special day…

February 2, 2011 - 3:18 am

Beau Hause - It was a ton of fun Vince. Loved it, and I’m glad you liked the photos! I’m probably going to post more. Cause they are beautiful…

New Studio Stuff

I have been working on getting the studio up and running at the house. So far we have lots of lightstands and a bunch of mods, 9 foot white seamless and a ton of home depot accessories. No lights yet though, still on backorder. Forever perhaps.

For those of you photogs out there, here’s a really great tutorial that I have found instrumental. Zack Arias is da man. So many good bits on his site. Definitely worth a read and add to the google reader.

1/250th of a second at f8, ISO 200, 135 mm. Shot with the same foursquare light kit and softbox from before. It’s above and to the left. I think there was a reflector about 3 feet away on the right also for a bit of fill.

January 31, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Lou - Zack’s seamless tutorial is one of my very favorite reads. Amazing stuff!

How close do you have the foursquare kit to the subject here? The quality of light seems like it’s a much bigger source haha.

January 31, 2011 - 8:43 pm

Beau Hause - The foursquare kit with softbox is about 2-3 feet away. It’s probably 3 feet by 3 feet or so, so that close it looks pretty large. I like the directional nature and falloff better than an umbrella, and if you get in real close it still looks really good.

February 16, 2012 - 9:39 pm

Studio Portraits in Sacramento | Studio Setup Pictures » Beau Hause Photography - […] a pretty big day opening up the contents of an entire studio. I’ve already used the setup a few times and am really happy with it. Now the key is getting the wife to let me keep it in there! […]

Toyota Racecar Portrait

One of my favorite parts of my job is shooting portraits of graduates for a slide show during the graduation ceremony. It’s run and gun photography due to how many need to get done (usually 50-100 at a time). Every once in a while I get to slow down a bit and make a special one. The photo below is one of those.

Two bare speedlights crosslighting the graduate at 45 degrees, low power (probably around 1/32). 1/250th at f8, ISO 200, 24mm. Square crop in LR3.

January 29, 2011 - 7:05 pm

Wendy Reed - Awesome Beau. I hope you printed a copy and also emailed it to the graduate.

January 29, 2011 - 7:07 pm

Wendy Reed - Here’s a secret. When you did a really good picture of students I would print it & email it to them. Now you know where all the colored ink went.

January 29, 2011 - 7:38 pm

Janet Burns Schelper - I hope you get one of Lacey somewhere? lol

January 29, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Janice Buol - nice, and yeah! would love to see one of Lacey!

January 29, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Vince Blanchard - Wedding pics aside, one of your best!!!

January 29, 2011 - 9:59 pm

Jared Avent - Dope!

January 29, 2011 - 10:03 pm

Beau Hause - @Janet At the risk of sounding dumb… Is Lacey your daughter? Is she a student @UTI? If so I’ll look her up and be sure to do a special one for her when she graduates.
@Jared & @Vince thanks guys!
@Wendy I did not know you did that but it explains why we went through so many cartridges! I have not been doing that, but I always email them to them if they want it.

January 29, 2011 - 10:11 pm

Janet Burns Schelper - Yes, Lacey is my daughter and she graduates Feb. 11th. And then she is moving to NC to go to the NASCAR school. I am very proud of her and Kenny.

January 29, 2011 - 10:26 pm

Beau Hause - That means I’ll be doing hers next week! I’ll keep an eye out for her. Let her know they are coming and to try to think of something special she’d like to do for it. We’ll get a good one!

January 29, 2011 - 10:41 pm

Janet Burns Schelper - Sounds good!

January 29, 2011 - 10:51 pm

Rory Gillingham - I think you should get a picture of Lacey and Kenny with their Dad at school. And since there are only about 40 grads this phase, I’ll need lots of extra photos to fill up the slideshow.

January 29, 2011 - 10:52 pm

Wendy Reed - You sure Cared was being nuc

January 29, 2011 - 10:55 pm

Wendy Reed - Dang. Meant to say “nice” with a question mark at the end. So much for my sarcasm!!

January 29, 2011 - 11:46 pm

Beau Hause - Jared? Nice? Are we talking about the same guy?;)

January 30, 2011 - 3:00 am

Wendy Reed - Oh good. You were able to make sense of my insanity.

February 8, 2011 - 8:22 pm

Wendy Reed - Ok Beau. What language is this?

Mommy and Me

You’ve got to love black and white kids photos. Especially when they are as cute as this, and when they are of Mommy and Me. I wish I had a shot of me as a kid with my mom!

Shot on a black background, 1/25th of a second at f4, ISO 200 at 1/16th power in close on the new foursquare softbox.

Happy Friday everyone!

January 29, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Anonymous - Hey Lou, I actually don’t have all nikon flashes either; I’ve got an SB900, a SB26, a Lumiquest flash, and a coupla Einstein 640s. This is nice because it lets me use what I already have on hand, but not so great because I need to manually adjust the flashes when needed.

Have not used the EzyBox, but have heard good things. I’ve used the SB-III on a painters pole, that works great too and I know a lot of folks use that setup with an EzyBox.

Cheers!

January 31, 2011 - 11:17 am

New Studio Stuff » Beau Hause Photography - […] of a second at f8, ISO 200, 135 mm. Shot with the same foursquare light kit and softbox from before. It’s above and to the left. I think there was a reflector about 3 feet away on the right also […]

Sepia Portriats – New Gear! (foursquare light mods)

Just got a foursquare and the softbox that comes with the unit, so far I love the light that comes from this unit. It’s portable, runs on AA powered strobes, and looks good even with only two strobes in it. It also collapses down to a small bag that is easy to throw into a location kit and bring with you. There is a removable front panel to diffuse the light more, leave it off if you need more light output or harder light. I have been using the Lumiquest SB-III and it’s a great small light modifier, but it’s really small for certain situations. I will still use it (and love it) but this will be a nice addition!

January 28, 2011 - 12:30 pm

Lou - Very cool, I’d love to get one of these, but in actuality I can only see the benefit of this over an EzyBox or something similar if you actually have four 580EX IIs/SB-900s. The real value with this is that you can put them all in FP sync to be able to overpower the sun at faster shutter speeds than 1/250th.

All my flashes are non-TTL, so while I’d love to gang them together in this thing once in a while, I can’t see spending the money on it and not being able to use it for what it’s really meant lol.

That IS some really gorgeous light though. 😀

January 29, 2011 - 5:40 pm

Anonymous - Hey Lou, I actually don’t have all nikon flashes either; I’ve got an SB900, a SB26, a Lumiquest flash, and a coupla Einstein 640s. This is nice because it lets me use what I already have on hand, but not so great because I need to manually adjust the flashes when needed.

Have not used the EzyBox, but have heard good things. I’ve used the SB-III on a painters pole, that works great too and I know a lot of folks use that setup with an EzyBox.

Cheers!

January 31, 2011 - 12:32 pm

Lou - I didn’t know Lumiquest made flashes haha. Being able to gang all those into one light source sure is pretty sweet, gotta’ say.

I’ve used my SB-III on a light stand or on a VAL’d monopod, nice for a super small source. I definitely want to get a mid-sized EzyBox though, you’re right, tons of people use a VAL’d EzyBox to great ends.

And how are those Einsteins? I’ve used the old White Lightning X1600s a few times, and my next lighting purchase is probably going to be a couple of AB800s, since I just don’t have the cash to drop on a set of Einsteins–although I hear they’re definitely worth it.

January 31, 2011 - 8:41 pm

Beau Hause - Whoops! I meant to say ‘lumopro’ flashes. Not Lumiquest. I have Lumiquest modifiers but no flashes. Just got the einsteins, gonna do a post on them soon. Still experimenting, but so far they appear to be really awesome, high quality but reasonable prices. I nearly went with AB800s, just because they are so cheap and you get so much light for the price. But finally decided to spring a bit for the E640s, hope it turns out to be worthwhile. I’ll post more on them soon.

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